A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are supplied. This may be an entire Internet site or only one page that's situated in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this kind of a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you must enter a username and a password. In case you type in the appropriate ones, you can continue surfing around the content without needing to do anything more. In case the login details are not accurate, however, you'll see a message that you are not permitted to look at the content. When this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The feature is extremely handy if you'd like 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 is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
When you use any of our hosting packages, you'll be able to create password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have no experience with this type of matters. We've incorporated an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you shall be able to secure any folder within just seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question later on. Any protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you can create a number of sets of login details for the exact same folder.