A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the proper login details are provided. This may be a whole site or only one page which is in a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up in which you must input a username as well as a password. In case you enter the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue browsing the content without needing to do anything else. If the login credentials aren't right, however, you shall see information that you are not permitted to look at the content. When this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The option is quite useful if you'd like to limit the access to some content or if you work on an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a web hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything difficult - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you'd like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.