Follow the below steps to Password Protect a directory in control panel (cpanel):
Step 1: Login into your hosting cpanel.
Step 2: You will be directed to cPanel dashboard. In the search box, type as Directory Privacy and hit enter. Click on the Directory Privacy menu.
Step 3: Now, select the directory which you need to password protect. If you need to password protect a subfolder means, do click on the folder icon next to folder name, then select the sub-folder which you need to protect with password.
Step 4: Once you have selected a folder to password protect, then screen with Security Settings appears.
Step 5: Enable the Password protect this directory check box and Enter a name for the protected directory and then click save.
Step 6: Then, type user name and password and then click Save.
Now, try to browse your site via web browser, you'll be prompted with login screen for that directory. Just type user name and password which you given for password protect to that folder and click Log In, then you can able to access.
Step 1: Select the directory, which you have made password protect.
Step 2: Simply uncheck the Password protect this directory and click save button.
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