If you're new to the world of website management and have just begun your journey with Lazer Hosting, chances are you've encountered cPanel. As the control room for your website, cPanel offers a multitude of features, with one of them being "Directory Privacy". But what is it, and why would you need it? Let's dive in. Why Use Directory Privacy? In the vast digital landscape, security is paramount. Directory Privacy, sometimes known as password-protected directories, is a feature that enables you to restrict access to specific parts of your website. For instance, if you have a section of your site under development or exclusive content that you only want certain eyes on, Directory Privacy is your go-to tool. Pros of Using Directory Privacy: Enhanced Security: It keeps your sensitive data or exclusive content shielded from prying eyes. Flexibility: You decide who gets access by providing selected users with a unique username and password. Streamlined Development: If you're developing a new page or section, you can hide it from the public until it's ready. Ease of Use: It's user-friendly, even for beginners. Setting Up Directory Privacy: Navigating to directory privacy on your cPanel through Lazer Hosting is easy. Here's a simple step-by-step guide: Login to cPanel: Head over to Lazer Hosting's cPanel login and enter your credentials. Locate the "Directory Privacy" Option: Under the "Files" section, click on "Directory Privacy". Select a Directory: You'll see a list of your directories. Choose the one you'd like to protect. Set Privacy: Check the box that says "Password protect this directory", then provide a name for the protected directory. This name will be displayed when someone tries to access it. Create Users: Under the "Create User" section, enter a username and a strong password. These are the credentials you (or other authorized users) will use to access the directory. Save: Click on the "Save" button, and you're all set! Understanding Your Options: Directory Selection: You're not limited to protecting just one directory. You can secure multiple directories, each with its own unique access credentials. Modify Authorized Users: Under the "Authorized Users" section, you can modify or delete users, giving you control over who has access. Change Names and Passwords: You can easily modify the names and passwords for your protected directories, ensuring that your content remains secure. Conclusion: With an ever-growing digital realm, taking steps to ensure the security and privacy of your website's content is crucial. Thanks to cPanel's Directory Privacy feature, offered by Lazer Hosting, you can now have peace of mind, knowing your exclusive content remains exclusive. As always, if you have questions or need further clarification, don’t hesitate to check out more tutorials on our knowledge base or get in touch with our dedicated support team. Note: Please ensure the validity of the URLs provided, and always remember to never share cPanel login credentials openly. If any more customized content is required for Lazer Hosting's blog, feel free to reach out.