Password Protected Directories
Discover how to create a protected 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 given folder - either the main Internet site folder or a different one below it. If this function is activated, a pop-up will appear each time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody will be able to access the protected content. The option can be beneficial in numerous cases - if only some people need to be able to see particular files, if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything complicated - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.