A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are supplied. This could be a whole website or only a single page which is located in a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up where you have to input a username and a password. In case you enter the correct ones, you will be able to continue exploring the content with no need to do anything additional. If the login credentials aren't right, however, you will see a note that you aren't allowed to see the content. If this feature is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is quite useful if you need to limit 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 is ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a shared website hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is activated. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.