If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a specific folder - either the main Internet site folder or another one below it. When this function is turned on, a pop-up will appear anytime somebody 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 when you have secured just the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the protected content. The feature may be useful in various scenarios - if only certain individuals must be able to see particular files, if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.