If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. Whenever this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear each time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The function may be useful in a number of cases - if only some individuals need to be able to see certain files, if you work on an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely several clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a web hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is activated. If you wish to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.