If you'd like to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a particular folder - either the main site folder or any other one below it. If this feature is activated, a pop-up will appear each and every time someone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured just the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The function can be beneficial in numerous situations - if only certain people need to be able to see certain files, if you are creating a website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything difficult - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you'd like to disable the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP where you have enabled it.