Password Protected Directories
Learn how to set up a secure and user-only area in your site with password-protected directories.
If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a specific folder - either the primary website folder or a different one below it. Whenever this feature is activated, a pop-up will appear anytime somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured just the domain.com folder. When the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The function may be helpful in a variety of cases - if only a number of people should be able to see specific files, if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a shared website hosting
account with us. You'll not need to do anything challenging - you will need to choose a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you'd like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.