Best Web Hosting Help Page – Password Protect Directories

Click the Password Protect Directories icon in your Best Web Hosting Control Panel cPanel

Password protecting a directory restricts access to certain parts of your website by requiring visitors to enter a username and a password. This password process is also referred to as a type of “authentication” process.

While using this feature, navigate the directories by clicking the folder icon located next to the name of the directory. Clicking on the name of the directory will select the directory for password protection.

Note: Any subdirectories inside the selected directory will also be password protected.

To password protect your directory:

Select the directory in which you wish to begin working in the pop-up window.

Click the Go button.

Select the directory you wish to protect from the list.

Using the Name the protected directory field, assign a name to the password protected directory. (This is the name visitors will see. It can appear as anything, no matter what the directory is called.)

Click Save.

After you complete this process, you will need to create a user and password using the Create User section of this interface.

Create a User

Enter the username, new password, and password confirmation in the appropriate boxes.

Click Add/modify authorized user.

Note: The new user’s name will be added to the listbox under the Authorized Users heading, where it can be removed later.

Remove a User

To delete password protection for a user:

Select the desired account name in the listbox beneath the Authorized Users heading.

While the name is highlighted, click the Delete User button to delete the account.

Remove Password Protection

To remove password protection from the directory, uncheck Password protect this directory.