If you'd like to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or a different one below it. Whenever this option is enabled, a pop-up shall appear anytime a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured just the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the shielded content. The option could be beneficial in numerous scenarios - if only certain people should be able to see specific files, if you work on an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
If you use any of our cloud hosting plans, you can set up password-protected areas easily even if you have zero experience with this sort of matters. We've incorporated an incredibly easy-to-use point-and-click tool into the Hepsia CP, provided with all accounts, so you will be able to shield any folder within just a few seconds. You will simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the specific folder that should be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to enter the desired username and password which will be used to access the folder in question later on. Every secured folder shall have padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see immediately what content is protected and what is not. If necessary, you may create a number of sets of login credentials for precisely the same folder.