Leech Protection is a useful addition to the already fantastic Directory Privacy feature, which we have explained in our How to password protect a directory in the cPanel tutorial. When active, it checks for suspicious activity on your password-protected directories, and if such is detected, it will suspend the person trying to log in. In this tutorial, we will go over the process of setting Leech Protection for your private directories and implement an additional security layer. Let’s begin!
For a start, you need to log into your cPanel account. If you are not sure how to do that, please follow our How to access the cPanel service tutorial.
Once logged, please use the search field on the top and type in “Leech Protection”.
Please click on the “Leech Protection” icon to get redirected to the respective page.
When redirected to the “Leech Protection” interface, you will see a table section, populated with all the directories inside your home directory.
If you want to go inside the parent directories of the shown folders, please click on the folder name. To configure Leech Protection for a specific folder, please click the “Edit” button in the corresponding row.
Upon doing that, you will be presented with the following settings:
That is it! The "Leech Protection" feature is pretty straightforward, and it is perfect for adding an extra layer of security for a folder you want to keep private. If you have any issues setting this up, please feel free to contact our technical support team over the ticketing system in your Client Area. They are 24/7 available and will be happy to assist you.
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