A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This could be an entire website or only a single page which is in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you shall see a browser pop-up in which you will need to input a username and also a password. If you input the right ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content without the need to do anything additional. When the login details aren't correct, however, you'll see information that you are not permitted to view the content. When this function is active, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The feature is extremely practical if you need to prohibit the access to some content or if you work on a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
If you use any of our website hosting products, you shall be able to create password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with such matters. We've built in an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to shield any folder within a matter of seconds. You will simply have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder that has to be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question later on. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is secured and what's not. If necessary, you could make a number of sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.