A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed only when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized individuals may see its content. This feature can be used for the primary folder of a certain Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. For example, if you are creating a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is ready, you have to prohibit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the Internet site can be seen by everybody. Regardless, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in case the login details the visitor enters are not correct. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is activated. If you would like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.