A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the correct login credentials are supplied. This can be a whole Internet site or simply one page which is located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up where you have to input a username and a password. In case you type in the right ones, you'll be able to continue browsing the content without needing to do anything additional. When the login details are not correct, however, you shall see a note that you aren't permitted to look at the content. If this function is active, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The function is quite effective if you'd like to restrict the access to some content or if you work on a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
With the password protection tool that is included with each and every website hosting plan which we provide, you will be able to protect any content which you have within your account with simply a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the same simple interface and you shall not need any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you will have to pick one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then decide if the protection should be activated for the primary folder or for a subfolder. Then type the username and the password you want and you shall be all set. A little padlock icon in the File Manager section will tell you that a particular folder is password-protected. In the very same way you shall be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you want several people to have their own login credentials.