If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to enable password protection for a particular folder - either the primary Internet site folder or another one below it. In case this function is enabled, a pop-up shall appear anytime someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. If the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be beneficial in a number of scenarios - if only some people should be able to see specific files, if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a cloud website hosting account with us. You'll not have to do anything complex - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is enabled. If you wish to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.