Working on a website that you need others to see, but not the whole world? Password protecting a website (or a sub directory within a website).
Protecting files on your website from unauthorized users can be very important. You can use PHP or any language to listen for login authorization information on each page, but that doesn’t protect your images, documents, and other media and it is not proper way to do so.
That’s why I’ve found the new method of protecting files and directories the most reliable and is actually a pretty easy thing to do.