If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. If this function is activated, a pop-up shall appear every time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The function can be helpful in a number of situations - if only a number of people should be able to see particular files, if you are creating a site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything complex - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you want to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.