A password-protected directory or area is a folder that could 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 primary folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder in accordance with your needs. As an example, if you are building a new Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being ready, you should limit the access to it completely, and if you need only some individuals to be able to access certain files, you could password-protect only a certain folder, while the remainder of the site can be seen by anybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear when the login details the visitor types in aren't accurate. Even a direct link to a file will not work provided any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud web hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything complicated - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there will not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is enabled. If you wish to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.