If you would like keep some content hidden 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 function is enabled, a pop-up will appear each time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured just the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The feature may be helpful in various cases - if only a number of people should be able to see particular files, if you work on a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with us. You will not have to do anything difficult - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is activated. If you want to disable the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.