Password Protected Directories
What are password-protected directories? What do they signify for your web site?
A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the proper login credentials are offered. This could be a whole Internet site or just one page that's in a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up in which you will need to input a username and a password. If you input the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without having to do anything extra. If the login credentials are not accurate, however, you will see information that you aren't allowed to look at the content. When this option is active, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is extremely useful if you wish to restrict 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 Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a website hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complicated - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is activated. If you wish to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.