If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or any other one below it. If this function is activated, a pop-up will appear each time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The option could be useful in a number of situations - if only some people need to be able to see specific files, if you are developing a website and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complex - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you wish to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.