A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the proper login details are offered. This can be an entire site or just a single page which is situated in a subfolder. If you try to open such a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up where you must input a username and a password. If you type the right ones, you will be able to continue browsing the content with no need to do anything more. When the login details are not accurate, however, you'll see information that you aren't allowed to view the content. In case this feature is active, you won't be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The feature is very practical if you wish to prohibit the access to some content or if you work on a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
If you use any of our hosting products, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We've built in an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to choose a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type in the username and password that will be used to access the folder in question when you need it. Each protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see instantly what content is protected and what is not. When necessary, you can create a number of sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.