If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. When this feature is enabled, a pop-up will appear each and every time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured the domain.com folder. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the protected content. The function can be useful in numerous cases - if only some people should be able to see certain files, if you work on an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a web hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything difficult - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is active. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.