A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the proper login credentials are provided. This could be a whole site or just a single page that is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you have to type in a username and a password. In case you input the right ones, you'll be able to continue browsing the content without having to do anything more. When the login credentials aren't right, however, you will see information that you are not authorized to see the content. When this function is active, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The function is incredibly handy if you need to restrict the access to some content or if you work on an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

If you use any of our shared hosting plans, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We've built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all accounts, so you will be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which should be secured (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the preferred username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every protected folder shall have padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is secured and what's not. If required, you may create several different sets of login credentials for the exact same folder.