A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are supplied. This may be an entire Internet site or just one page that is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open this kind of a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up where you must enter a username and also a password. In case you input the appropriate ones, you can continue browsing the content without needing to do anything additional. In case the login credentials aren't right, however, you shall see a message that you aren't allowed to look at the content. If this function is activated, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is quite useful if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are developing a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you wish to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.