If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a given folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. In case this option is turned on, a pop-up will appear each and every time somebody attempts 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 when you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one will be able to access the protected content. The function can be helpful in a variety of scenarios - if only a number of people should be able to see particular files, if you work on an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
If you use any of our website hosting solutions, you shall be able to set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have no experience with this kind of matters. We have built in a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll only have to pick a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder which has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to see easily what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you may create several different sets of login credentials for the same folder.