A password-protected directory or area is a folder which could be accessed only if a username and a password are entered, so no unauthorized individuals may look at its content. This feature could be used for the main folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a particular subfolder based upon your requirements. For example, when you are developing a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completely ready, you may want to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you need only some people to be able to access certain files, you can password-protect only a particular folder, while the remaining portion of the site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor inputs aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a web hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything difficult - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is active. If you would like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.