If you wish to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a specific folder - either the primary website folder or another one below it. Whenever this option is active, a pop-up will appear every time someone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured just the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The feature can be useful in numerous cases - if only some individuals need to be able to see particular files, if you are creating a website and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
If you use any of our shared hosting solutions, you'll be able to create password-protected areas with ease even if you have zero experience with this kind of matters. We have incorporated a very easy-to-use point-and-click tool within the Hepsia CP, offered with all accounts, so you'll be able to protect any folder within merely seconds. You'll simply have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that must be protected (the primary one or a subfolder), and then to input the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question at some point. Any protected folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall be able to see at a glance what content is secured and what's not. If required, you may create several different sets of login details for precisely the same folder.