Password Protect part of a website
Posted on 2014-02-10
I have PHP hosting.
I do the website for our quilt guild. I want to upload member lists and such, but want to password protect a "members area" of the website.
Yes, I know they can just give out the password, but they can also just forward member lists to other people. It gives them warm fuzzies to password protect. Yes, I know I can use Google docs, but that's forcing everyone to get a gmail account. (Many are prolly still using aol.)
So, what's the best way? At the moment, I installed a ubb forum, but hate to use that just to password protect an area.
A friend of mine said "use the password protect in cpanel". That has never worked for me. I can go right into that portion of the site, so I don't get what that is supposed to do.
I want to be able to put files into the folder and anyone who tries to access the file will be asked for a password.
I'm incredibly grateful for any help.