HostGator How to Password Protect a Folder – HostGator Tutorial

Step by Step Guide for password Protection on a Folder

In this video we describe step by step process for setting password on a folder with hostgator hosting account.

Step 1. Login to your cPanel by accessing at

Step 2. Enter user name and password

Step 3. To password protect a folder, click on the Password Protect Directories icon from the Security box of your cPanel

Step 4. Choose Web Root and you may also need to select Show Hidden Files and click GO

Step 5. Select the folder you wish to protect by clicking on its name in this tutorial I want to protect “cgi-bin” folder so I clicked on this folder

Step 6. In Security settings check Password Protect this directory and also name the password directory e.g. “my protected folder”

Step 7. Great your folder is only be accessed by authorized users. Now click back to Create User for accessing the folder

Step 8. Enter user name, Password and click Add/modify authorized user button

Step 9. Now the user have the password for accessing the password protected folders

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