A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the right login details are provided. This could be a whole website or just one page that is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up where you must type a username and also a password. If you input the appropriate ones, you will be able to continue surfing around the content without having to do anything extra. When the login credentials aren't accurate, however, you'll see information that you are not authorized to see the content. When this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is extremely handy if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a web hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything complex - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is active. If you'd like to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.