If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a given folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. If this feature is active, a pop-up shall appear anytime anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The feature can be useful in a number of cases - if only certain people should be able to see specific files, if you work on a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Creating a password-protected area will take only a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites inside a hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to make several different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you want to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.