If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or a different one below it. When this feature is enabled, a pop-up will appear each time somebody 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 in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The function may be beneficial in various situations - if only a number of people need to be able to see particular files, if you work on a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take just a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything complicated - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to create several 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'll always know where this option is active. If you'd like to disable the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.