A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are supplied. This can be a whole site or only one page that's located in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up in which you will have to input a username and also a password. If you enter the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without having to do anything additional. When the login details are not correct, however, you shall see information that you are not allowed to view the content. In case this function is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The function is incredibly handy if you need to limit the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a shared hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything complex - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you wish to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.