If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the primary website folder or another one below it. Whenever this function is activated, a pop-up will appear every time somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the secured content. The feature could be helpful in various situations - if only certain people should be able to see certain files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a shared hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything challenging - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you'd like to disable the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.