A password-protected directory is a folder which can't be accessed unless the proper login details are offered. This can be an entire Internet site or only a single page that is in a subfolder. If you attempt to open this type of a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you will need to type in a username and a password. If you enter the right ones, you can continue exploring the content with no need to do anything more. When the login details aren't right, however, you shall see information that you are not permitted to look at the content. When this feature is activated, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The option is incredibly effective if you want to prohibit the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

All of our Linux web hosting include a very handy tool which will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only two mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick 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 which have to be used so as to access the content in question. The feature will be turned on straightaway, so in case you make an effort to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to type in the login credentials. You can create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, when necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a little padlock icon.