If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary Internet site folder or any other one below it. When this function is activated, a pop-up will appear every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the secured content. The feature may be helpful in a number of scenarios - if only a number of individuals should be able to see specific files, if you are developing a website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take only several clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a website hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is enabled. If you want to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.