A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are provided. This may be an entire Internet site or simply one page that is situated in a subfolder. If you try to open this kind of a directory, you'll see a browser pop-up in which you have to enter a username and also a password. If you type the appropriate ones, you can continue surfing around the content without the need to do anything more. When the login details aren't right, however, you will see a note that you aren't allowed to view the content. In case this feature is enabled, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is extremely useful if you wish to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a web hosting account with our company. You'll not have to do anything complex - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.

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