If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a specific folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. If this function is active, a pop-up will appear each and every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one shall be able access the protected content. The feature can be beneficial in numerous scenarios - if only a few people must be able to see specific files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only several clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a cloud website hosting account with our company. You'll not have to do anything complex - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login details, there will not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is activated. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.