A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the right login credentials are offered. This may be a whole Internet site or only one page that's located within a subfolder. If you attempt to open such a directory, you will see a browser pop-up where you will need to enter a username as well as a password. If you enter the correct ones, you can continue exploring the content without having to do anything additional. If the login details aren't right, however, you will see information that you aren't authorized to see the content. If this option is active, you won't be able to open a file even if 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 a website and you do not want visitors to be able to access it before it's ready.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

All our Linux shared hosting include a really handy tool that will permit you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with simply 2 clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will only have to visit the Password Protection section, to pick the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that needs to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The feature shall be turned on straightaway, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to enter the login information. You could set up or remove numerous usernames for the exact same folder, if required. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a tiny padlock icon.