Password Protected Directories
Discover how to make a safe and user-only area in your website with password-protected directories.
A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are offered. This could be an entire website or only a single page which is in a subfolder. If you try to open this kind of a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up in which you will need to enter a username as well as a password. In case you type in the appropriate ones, you can continue browsing the content without the need to do anything extra. When the login credentials aren't right, however, you'll see a note that you aren't authorized to see the content. In case this function is activated, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is quite useful if you want to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating 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 will take just a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites inside a shared website hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything challenging - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is enabled. If you would like to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.