A password-protected directory or area is a folder which can be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people could check out its content. This option could be used for the primary folder of a particular Internet site or exclusively for a certain subfolder based upon your needs. For instance, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is ready, you might want to limit the access to it altogether, whereas if you would like only some people to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a specific folder, while the remaining portion of the website could be seen by everybody. In any case, a “403 Forbidden” error page shall appear in the event that the login details the visitor inputs are not 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 only several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites within a cloud web hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you want to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.