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How to protect a folder with username and password in cPanel?

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You can lock a directory with a password by using the cPanel Password Protected Directories Option.

 

1. Log into your cPanel account.

2. In the Files section, click on Directory Privacy Icon.
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3. Click the icon to open a folder.
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4. Click on the name of the directory you want to protect by password.
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5. Under Security Settings, check the box next to the Password protect this directory and enter a name for the protected directory like Password Protected Area. Then click the Save button.
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6. Now click on the Go back button.
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7. Scroll down the page and under Create User fill in the username and password fields or use the Password Generator option to generate a new random password and copy the user/password to a notepad. You will need this when you want to open your password-protected directory and click on the Save button.
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Now, should you try to open your password-protected directory in your browser through the URL www.hostnali.co.ke/myfolder, which is already password protected, your browser will prompt you to enter username and password.
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