If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a particular folder - either the main Internet site folder or another one below it. If this function is active, a pop-up will appear anytime anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected just the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The option could be beneficial in a variety of scenarios - if only a number of people should be able to see specific files, if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a web hosting account with us. You won't need to do anything challenging - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you'd like to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.