If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you'll be able to enable password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. In case this function is enabled, a pop-up shall appear every 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 shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be useful in various situations - if only certain individuals must be able to see particular files, if you are creating a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a shared hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything difficult - you'll have to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this function is active. If you wish to disable the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.