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Directory Privacy (password protect your website)

Last updated by Steven Nicholas on March 08, 2022 14:52

It's a common request to password protect a website for many reasons. 

cPanel makes this easily achievable as it has the ability to password protect any website or folder from within the 'Directory Privacy' section.

1. Login to your cPanel account. When you first set up an account with us, you would have received an email with the details on how you can gain access to your control panel. If you have lost those details, feel free to raise a support ticket or call in.

2. Now you are logged onto your cPanel hosting plan, use the search bar to find 'Directory Privacy'

3. Typically, most websites are within your 'public_html' directory, however feel free to protect which ever directory you like by selecting 'Edit' 

4. Select the tick box and feel free to leave the default name field option as it is, then click 'Save' to proceed

5. The final step is to choose a username and password in order to access your website now it has been password protected

That's it! Once you click Save your website or directory will be password protected.

If you are running into any issues or have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email ( or telephone (01872 672 050).