If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a particular folder - either the main site folder or any other one below it. Whenever this function is turned on, a pop-up shall appear anytime someone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected only the domain.com folder. In case the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The feature may be beneficial in a number of situations - if only a few individuals must be able to see specific files, if you are creating a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything challenging - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you wish to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.