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

You can lock a directory with 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.
  3. Click the icon to open a folder.


4. Click on the name of directory you want to protect by password.


5. Under "**Security Settings**", check the box next to "**Password protect this directory**" and enter a name for the protected directory like "**Password Protected Area**". Then click the "**Save**" button.


6. Now click on the "**Go back**" button.


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.


Now, should you try to open your password protected directory in your browser through the url www.example.com/myfolder, which is already password protected, your browser will prompt you to enter username and password.
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