Password Protection of Web page/s

  • basils57
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • basils57
  • Posts: 6
  • Loc: UK

Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello Everybody

I'm new to the forum and relatively new to website design. I'm using DW8 and trying to learn fast!

I know virually nothing about scripting etc, but would like to be able to simply password protect some pages on my site and wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of something which could be suitable but doen't require a PHD to understand and implement?

Looking forward to your thoughts.
  • UNFLUX
  • Genius
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6375
  • Loc: twitter.com/unflux

Post 3+ Months Ago

are you using a windows or linux server?
  • basils57
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • basils57
  • Posts: 6
  • Loc: UK

Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi UNFLUX

Here comes the ignorance - I am operating windows XP, but do you mean my host? I've looked at my relevant control panel and can't find any reference which server?
  • UNFLUX
  • Genius
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6375
  • Loc: twitter.com/unflux

Post 3+ Months Ago

that information is very important as to which way to can go with this. if it's linux/unix, you can use htaccess. If it's windows, I believe you can use security properties on the pages/dir.
  • basils57
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • basils57
  • Posts: 6
  • Loc: UK

Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi again

I think it is unix, here's a paste from the server information:

Server Name:
FVS: free3.freevirtualservers.com
Apache Version: 1.3.37 (Unix)
Perl Version: 5.8.8 (view modules)
PHP Version: 4.4.7 (suExec is enabled)
MySQL Version: 4.1.22-standard-log

Path to Sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail
Path to Perl: #! /usr/bin/perl

Hope this helps
  • UNFLUX
  • Genius
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6375
  • Loc: twitter.com/unflux

Post 3+ Months Ago

yeah that's unix. i would recommend using htaccess for password protecting then. there's a ton of info out there on the subject, just google htaccess password protection.
  • VP-Kaumil
  • Novice
  • Novice
  • VP-Kaumil
  • Posts: 17
  • Loc: Toronto

Post 3+ Months Ago

If you're using a cPanel host, you can password protect directories from within the cPanel. A more user-friendly way of doing it, however if you want to "learn" it, as UNFLUX said -- search ".htaccess password protection" on google.
  • basils57
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • basils57
  • Posts: 6
  • Loc: UK

Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks guys, I'll do that and see how I get on
  • UNFLUX
  • Genius
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 6375
  • Loc: twitter.com/unflux

Post 3+ Months Ago

Of course there's always more than one way of doing the same things. Assuming you ftp into your site to update it, htaccess is simple. Plus, you tend to have more control with it rather than using cpanel.

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 9 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.