You are planning to launch your website online, but wish to make it available to a certain authorized group of users only? Or, it is fine for your website to be widely accessible for the global Internet audience, but restricted access would be needed for a certain web page such as a members' log in page, etc.? What you need in any of these cases is a Password Protected Directories service.
The password protected directories, also known as password protected areas, refer to a service empowering users to limit access to a certain web page within their website or to the entire website itself. This is done by assigning certain log-in credentials (username and password) for a specific URL to a limited number of users only.
There will be no need to do something special for granting authorized access to users. You will only need to send the log-in credentials to the users that you wish to have access to the specific password protected directory.
How the Password Protected Directories work
Once you have password protected a certain directory within your website or the website's main directory, you will prevent any visitor from accessing it with the exception of authorized users. In other words, when a visitor tries to open a protected URL, he/she will not be able to do so unless the necessary log-in details are supplied in the pop-up window.
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This way, only 'in-the-game' users are allowed to open the requested password protected area. In addition to the flexibility in choosing the directory to protect, the service also allows freedom in editing already specified password protection settings, such as a protected folder and log-in details.
Password Protection with NTC Hosting
Enabling password protection for a certain directory is a simple 3-step process when done through the Password Protected Areas tool coming with all hosting plans offered on this website.
To protect a certain folder you simply need to fill in a desired username and password, then type the domain or subdomain you wish to protect a directory for and the particular directory path. As soon as you supply all the necessary password protection details you will need to hit the 'Enable Protection' button to activate the service.