How to set password for site on server hosting?

I have one very simple question:
I would like to temporary lock my site so when user comes to the site, he needs to write password in order to enter the site.

Do I need to change folder permission or how I can do this on sharing hosting server?


You need to password protect the folder. I imagine that most control panels allow you to do this easily.

Alternatively, assuming your host is using apache, you can edit your .htaccess file: