If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. Whenever this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be useful in a number of cases - if only a number of individuals must be able to see specific files, if you are building an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
If you use any of our shared web hosting solutions, you will be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have integrated a really easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all accounts, so you'll be able to secure any folder within merely seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to type the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question at some point. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see easily what content is protected and what is not. If required, you could make a number of different sets of login credentials for the same folder.