A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login credentials are offered. This may be a whole site or just a single page which is located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up in which you will have to type a username and a password. In case you type in the right ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content without needing to do anything more. In case the login details aren't correct, however, you'll see a message that you aren't allowed to see the content. In case this function is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is extremely practical if you want to restrict the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a shared web hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complex - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is enabled. If you'd like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.