If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary Internet site folder or any other one below it. If this function is activated, a pop-up will appear every time someone 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. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option could be beneficial in numerous cases - if only a number of individuals need to be able to see particular files, if you are building a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything complex - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you wish 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.