If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. Whenever this function is turned on, a pop-up will appear anytime anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The function could be helpful in various scenarios - if only a number of people need to be able to see particular files, if you are creating a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just several clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a cloud web hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything challenging - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will always know where this feature is activated. If you'd like to turn off the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.