A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are offered. This can be an entire website or only a single page which is located within a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you shall see a web browser pop-up in which you will need to type in a username and also a password. If you type in the right ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without having to do anything else. If the login details are not right, however, you'll see information that you aren't authorized to look at the content. When this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is very useful if you need to restrict the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each and every shared web hosting package deal which we offer, you will be able to protect any content that you have inside your account with only a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same simple interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you visit the Password Protection section, you will have to select one of the domains or subdomains that you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be active for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you will be set. A small padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a specific folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you'll be able to add several usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.