A password-protected directory is a folder which cannot be accessed unless the correct login details are offered. This may be a whole site or just one page that's in a subfolder. If you try to open this sort of a directory, you will see a web browser pop-up where you have to input a username and also a password. In case you type the appropriate ones, you can continue exploring the content without the need to do anything additional. When the login details aren't accurate, however, you'll see information that you are not authorized to view the content. When this option is activated, you will not be able to open a file even when you have a direct link. The function is very handy if you need 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

Creating a password-protected area will take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a cloud hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complex - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there will not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is enabled. If you wish to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.