If you'd like to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. Whenever this feature is turned on, a pop-up will appear anytime anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured the domain.com folder. If the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the protected content. The function can be helpful in numerous situations - if only a few individuals must 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, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a cloud hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything challenging - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you want to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.