If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a given folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. When this function is active, a pop-up shall appear each and every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured just the domain.com folder. In case the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The feature can be useful in a variety of situations - if only some people should be able to see certain files, if you are developing a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
When you use any of our hosting
plans, you'll be able to set up password-protected areas without difficulty even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have integrated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you will be able to protect any folder within a matter of seconds. You will only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the particular folder which has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question in the future. Each secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is protected and what's not. If needed, you could make a number of different sets of login credentials for the same folder.