A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are supplied. This can be a whole website or only one page that is in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you shall see a browser pop-up in which you have to enter a username and a password. In case you type the right ones, you can continue surfing around the content with no need to do anything more. In case the login details aren't accurate, however, you will see information that you are not permitted to look at the content. In case this function is activated, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The function is extremely practical if you'd like to restrict the access to some content or if you are developing a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a shared website hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you wish to turn off the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.