A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the right login credentials are provided. This could be a whole website or simply a single page which is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this kind of a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you will have to input a username and a password. In case you enter the correct ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without needing to do anything else. If the login credentials aren't accurate, however, you shall see information that you aren't authorized to see the content. If this feature is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is extremely effective if you want to prohibit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything difficult - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you would like to disable the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.