Password Protected Directories
Discover how to set up a secure and user-only area in your website with password-protected directories.
A password-protected directory is a folder that cannot be accessed unless the right login details are provided. This may be a whole Internet site or simply one page which is situated in a subfolder. If you try to open this kind of a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you must type in a username and also a password. If you enter the right ones, you will be able to continue exploring the content without needing to do anything extra. If the login credentials are not right, however, you shall see information that you are not authorized to see the content. In case this function is activated, you won't be able to open a file even if you have a direct link. The option is extremely effective if you need to restrict the access to some content or if you work on an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complex - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you would like to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.