A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could observe its content. This option may be used for the main folder of a given site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon the needs you have. For instance, when you are creating a new website and you do not want people to see it before it is 100% ready, you may want to limit the access to it as a whole, while if you need only some people to be able to access specific files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anybody. In either case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor enters are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a shared website hosting account with our company. You'll not have to do anything complex - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you wish to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.