Password Protected Directories
Find out how to make a safe and user-only area in your website with password-protected directories.
If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to enable password protection for a particular folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. Whenever this option is active, a pop-up will appear each time anyone attempts 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 in case you have secured the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The function could be beneficial in numerous cases - if only a number of individuals should be able to see particular files, if you are creating a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only a few clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complex - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is activated. If you would like to turn off the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.