A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This can be an entire website or only a single page which is situated in a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you'll see an Internet browser pop-up in which you have to type a username and a password. If you type the correct ones, you can continue browsing the content with no need to do anything more. If the login details are not accurate, however, you will see a note that you aren't allowed to see the content. If this function is active, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The feature is quite handy if you'd like to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything difficult - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you wish to disable the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.