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11-16-2010, 06:41 PM

Is there a way to set up User Names and Passwords for a portion of my website? I have resources that I only want a specific users to be able to see.

For example, anyone could view most of the webpages, but there is a specific area for Partners which requires a log-in.

11-16-2010, 07:34 PM
could be this (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/BV%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99s%20new%20built%20in%20Login%2 0system%20%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%93%20a%20brief%20tutoria l.)is what you're looking for
(I found it by "searching" the forum....easy, you know?)

11-16-2010, 09:42 PM
I don't know what link you suggested above (it does not work at all), but Kyle is describing a Password Protected Directory rather than a simple Login or Single Page Password Protection script.

Keep in mind that when setting aside "an area" or a number of pages that is for certain Members or Groups, when using a Password Protected Directory even though it need not look like anything different than a regular page in a section, your first page saved as and published to this protected directory needs to be named index just like your regular website. Think of a protected directory as a "site within a site" that requires a User Name and Password to access.

Here is the Tutorial on how to create a Password Protected Directory in cPanel >
http://www.vodahost.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/film1.png (http://www.vodahost.com/demowolf/x3/cpanel-x3-protect.html)Password protecting your website (http://www.vodahost.com/demowolf/x3/cpanel-x3-protect.html)

11-23-2010, 12:38 PM
Thank you, Vasili. This was precisely what I needed!

11-23-2010, 01:23 PM
The difference between password protecting a folder and that of password protecting single pages, is that in the first case you need to comunicate to each user his username / password that YOU create for them in CPanel. Pls not that this can be also the same for all of them making this a bit easier.

In the second case, Pages are password protected through BV's Login Tools. In that case usernames / passwords are created by the users themselves.

There is also a "philosophy" difference between the two: you use a password protected folder if you already have the user details, and need no more. If instead, you want to attract new users (in example to create a list of contacts) you promisse them access to specific areas of the site if they signup (providing name and email address), in that case immediate access is a must, and you can only have that with the Login Tools.

The link that ahimsa tried to post is BVs new built in Login system a brief tutorial. (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/bluevoda-general-issues/55281-bv-built-login-system-tutorial.html)

If you only have a few partners, the method Vasili posted is more suitable for your needs.