Bluehost Web Hosting Help
Password Protect a folder on your website
How do I password protect a folder on my website?
*** Do not follow the steps below if you are using FrontPage extensions on your site. Doing so will break your extensions and will keep you from publishing from Frontpage. If you are creating your content in FrontPage, we recommend you use FrontPage to password protect folders. ***
- Login to the BlueHost.com Control panel
- Choose "Password Protect Directories"
- Click the folder icons to browse into your folders if the folder to be protected is not on the list
- Click on the name of the folder to bring up the protection screen.
- Check the box next to the lock icon and provide a "resource name" (you can change it later if you would like)
- Click save
- Click go back
- Type in a username and password
- Click add/modify user
Once you click Go Back, you should see your user under the list of users. Repeat the last step for any extra usernames you would like to add.
Also, any information or links under the folder you password protect will ask you for the password again.
Recommended Help Content
How do I password protect folders?
This tutorial will show you how you can password protect parts of your website by password protecting the folder(s) on your account. (updated 198 days ago)
Password Protected Folder Gives Continual Prompts
What should I do if I am having problems with multiple password prompts on my password protected directory? (updated 2020 days ago)
Password Protect a File
How do I Password Protect a single file on my website? (updated 994 days ago)
Related Help Content
How to Reset your Control Panel password
How do I change my Control Panel password? (updated 900 days ago)
Right-Click Image Protection
How can I protect the images on my website? (updated 1349 days ago)
Resetting MySQL Database User and Password
This article will explain how to change the password for a database in the event that the original password is lost. (updated 813 days ago)
This article explains the different password types for your bluehost account. (updated 4 days ago)
FAQMasterFlex administrator password not working
When FAQMasterFlex is installed in a subdirectory on an account and the administrator tries to login to the faq_admin.php page, the program will not accept the administrator username and password. (updated 1611 days ago)
Setting a Password for the Main MySQL User
I am prompted to set a new MySQL password. What does this mean and how do I change it? (updated 961 days ago)
I need to protect the /images folder to not show images when people type in the correct URL like www.mydomain.com/images/ to protect from prying eyes. (updated 1002 days ago)
Resetting the Password for an Email Account
Instructions for restting your Email Account's Password through cPanel or Webmail (updated 814 days ago)