A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the correct login credentials are provided. This can be a whole website or only one page which is in a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you will see an Internet browser pop-up in which you have to type a username as well as a password. In case you type the right ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without needing to do anything extra. When the login details are not accurate, however, you will see a message that you are not permitted to view the content. When this option is enabled, you will not be able to open a file even though you may have a direct link. The option is extremely useful if you want to limit the access to some content or if you are creating a website and you don't want visitors to be able to access it prior to it being ready.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
All of our cloud hosting include a very convenient tool that will permit you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll simply have to go to the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which needs to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password that have to be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be active immediately, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login information. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the exact same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a tiny padlock icon.