- What is .htaccess?
- If I'm using FrontPage, can I edit the .htaccess file?
- How do I password protect a directory if I am using FrontPage?
- How do I password protect directories from control panel?
The .htaccess file can be placed in one or more of your /home/user/public_html subdirectories. Among other things, this file can be used to restrict access to other files and web pages. When a request for a web page is made, the web server first checks for an .htaccess file. The server begins this check by looking for .htaccess in the root of the current web directory, and on down the directory tree until it reaches the directory where the requested file resides. Since the placement of the .htaccess file determines when it is executed, this fact can be used to restrict access only in certain subdirectories.
NO! If you're running FrontPage, you cannot custom-edit the .htaccess file within your public_html or www space. You'll either create a security hole or break FrontPage. There are no other options. This includes ANY .htaccess file in your domain, including one in the cgi-bin. (Having said this, please note that an .htaccess file may be used in any directory within the webspace that is *not* owned by the user; for example, a directory owned by root.)
3. How do I password protect a directory if I am using FrontPage?
Visit here for more information.4. How do I password protect directories from control panel?
Login to your control panel, click "Password Protect Directories" icon
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