If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to switch on password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. In case this option is activated, a pop-up will appear every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. When the details 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 protected content. The function can be helpful in various scenarios - if only some people must be able to see specific files, if you are building a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take only a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites inside a shared hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything difficult - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you would like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.