A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could be accessed only when a username and a password are provided, so no unauthorized individuals could view its content. This option could be used for the main folder of a certain site or just for a specific subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, when you are building a new site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being 100% ready, you have to limit the access to it completely, while if you want only some people to be able to access particular files, you could password-protect only a specific folder, while the other parts of the Internet site can be seen by anyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs aren't correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take only a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a website hosting account with our company. You shall not have to do anything complex - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is active. If you'd like to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.