If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. When this function is active, a pop-up will appear each and every time someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected the domain.com folder. When the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The feature may be useful in a number of scenarios - if only a number of individuals must be able to see particular files, if you work on an Internet 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 will take merely a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a cloud web hosting account with our company. You shall not have to do anything complex - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you wish to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.