cPanel/WHM-based Hosts

How to Password Protect a Directory in cPanel

Sometimes it is userful to hide files within a directory (folder) and only give access to those files to people who have the proper password.

For example, you may want to only allow authorized people to view or download certain files. Or you may have setup a development version of a website that is not ready for the public, so you password protect it so only the developers can see it.

cPanel has implemented a simply way to password protect directories, that works independently from any scripts or software you might have installed. 

How to Log Into cPanel

When your hosting account was setup, your hosting provider or system administrator should have provided you with the address (URL) to your cPanel login page, as well as your username and password.

Typical Location of Login Page

Most web hosts are set up to use the following links (URLs) for their cPanel login page.

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