A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This function could be used for the main folder of a particular site or only for a particular subfolder depending on your preferences. As an example, if you are developing a new site and you don't want people to see it before it is completely ready, you may want to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you want only some people to be able to access specific files, you may password-protect only a certain folder, while the other parts of the website could be seen by everyone. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear if the login details the visitor types in aren't right. Even a direct link to a file shall not work given that any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites within a shared website hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything challenging - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is activated. If you want to disable the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.