If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a particular folder - either the main site folder or another one below it. In case this option is enabled, a pop-up shall appear anytime anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured the domain.com folder. If the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be helpful in numerous scenarios - if only a number of individuals must be able to see certain files, if you work on an Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites inside a cloud hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything complex - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login details, there won't be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is enabled. If you'd like to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.