A password-protected directory is a folder that can't be accessed unless the right login details are supplied. This can be an entire site or only one page which is situated in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this sort of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up in which you will need to type in a username as well as a password. If you enter the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue exploring the content without the need to do anything more. When the login details are not right, however, you'll see a note that you aren't authorized to look at the content. When this option is activated, you will not be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The feature is very effective if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are developing a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each shared website hosting plan which we offer, you'll be able to shield any content which you have inside your account with merely a few mouse clicks. Because the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it has exactly the same uncomplicated interface and you'll not need any special skills to use it. Once you go to the Password Protection section, you'll need to choose one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose whether the protection should be active for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then type in the username and the password you want and you'll be set. A small padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to add many usernames and passwords for the same folder if you'd like several people to have their own login credentials.