If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a given folder - either the primary website folder or another one below it. If this option is turned on, a pop-up will appear each and every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the protected content. The feature can be helpful in a variety of situations - if only certain people should be able to see specific files, if you are creating a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a website hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything challenging - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login details, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.