A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the proper login details are provided. This could be an entire Internet site or just one page that's located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this kind of a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up where you must input a username and a password. In case you input the right ones, you can continue surfing around the content without the need to do anything additional. In case the login details are not right, however, you will see a message that you are not authorized to view the content. When this feature is active, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is incredibly handy if you want to restrict the access to some content or if you work on a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take only a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a website hosting
account with us. You'll not have to do anything challenging - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you want to disable the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.