If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a specific folder - either the main Internet site folder or another one below it. If this feature is enabled, a pop-up shall appear each and every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected just the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be helpful in various situations - if only certain individuals need to be able to see particular files, if you are building a site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a cloud hosting account with our company. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you will have to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of people require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is enabled. If you want to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.