If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a particular folder - either the main site folder or any other one below it. If this feature is turned on, a pop-up will appear each time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected just the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the secured content. The feature can be useful in various situations - if only a number of people need to be able to see particular files, if you work on a website and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a shared website hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complicated - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the very same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is activated. If you would like to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.