A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are offered. This can be an entire Internet site or just a single page that is located within a subfolder. If you try to open this type of a directory, you'll see a web browser pop-up where you have to enter a username and a password. In case you input the appropriate ones, you'll be able to continue surfing around the content without having to do anything additional. When the login credentials aren't accurate, however, you will see a message that you aren't authorized to look at the content. If this option is activated, you won't be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The feature is extremely useful if you wish to prohibit the access to some content or if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it is ready.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely several clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a cloud hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything difficult - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is active. If you would like to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.