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linux tech
06-04-07, 12:16
>Login in cPanel

>On the main screen, Click on Password Protect Directories icon

>Click on directory name to protect

>On the next screen, click on box next to icon to require a password to access the directory

>Type in the name for the directory in the blank field next to Protected Resource Name:

>Enter the name of the user to access the directory in the blank field next to >Username:

>Enter the password for the user in the blank field next to Password:

>Click on Add/Modify authorized user

06-26-07, 07:34
Hey thanks budy it works well.

06-28-07, 07:35
To change a user's password, click on their name, type a new password into the Password field, and click on Change Password.

linux tech
06-28-07, 09:39
Thanks for that again...:D

09-12-07, 11:18
Login to control panel

Click on the Password protect directories button on the home page.

Navigate to the protected directory. Select a folder by clicking on the folder name link. Open a folder by clicking on the folder icon.

Uncheck the check box next to the icon.

Click on the Save button.

linux tech
09-12-07, 11:48
I did a research on it....seems like its fine though...:D

09-12-07, 11:49
How do I password protect a site Which is managed by Big Medium ? And What about just a section of it?

09-14-07, 04:28
This Big Medium does not itself offer password protection for the sites that it generates, but you can configure your web server to do this for you outside of Big Medium.In a nutshell, you can create a username/password combinations on your web server and tell the web server to allow access to certain directories only for approved users.

If you want to password-protect your whole site, you would apply this authorization requirement to the top directory of your site. If you want to password-protect only one section of your website, you would set the requirement only for the directory which holds that section's web pages. So if you have a members-only section of your site located here:


...then you would instruct your web server to check for authorized users only on the directory named any.

If you are running Big Medium in a hosted web account, your hosting provider may provide you with a control panel interface to manage your account. These control panels frequently provide a tool for setting up accounts and protecting directories. Check with your hosting company for details of this tools .

If you are hosting your own server or if your hosting company does not provide an interface for protecting directories, you can configure the server to do this directly. But it require command-line access to the server.

If you do not have command-line access to the server, Ask for your hosting company if they can help you to set up password protection on your website's directories.

09-14-07, 06:18
Hey just your hosting provider know about it and they will get it done for you. :p


bill mates
09-14-07, 06:28
yes that is true but you must have some knowledge about that

09-15-07, 06:26
If by any chance, we can assist you, please let us know. :)

09-15-07, 10:18
Thanks Admin we will let you know if we will face any problem

09-17-07, 04:18
These are the some examples that you might consider password protecting one of your directory areas:

1) If you have material which you want it to share within a department that you do not want to be seen by outsiders who land on your site during a search.

2)If you are an instructor placing class materials on the website for all of your students. These password will protect your materials from general access and only allow your students to see copyrighted materials that you are sharing through the fair use doctrine.

3)It is also used if you are developing a new website and you do not want it viewed yet by the general public.
Like this it can be used for many reasons.

Shane Melson
09-17-07, 04:44
ok...you can try the following -

htpasswd -c .htpasswd username

htpasswd -c .htpasswd username

09-18-07, 06:51
We will try this and let you know if it is working or not

linux tech
09-18-07, 10:36
That will surely work...that is the code for it. :D

MR. Maniac
09-21-07, 06:30
Yes I had tried that and it is working fine

linux tech
09-21-07, 15:57
hey guys if you would like to know more about it. Let me know.

Mark Craig
09-22-07, 09:48
can you explain us what is big medium

09-24-07, 04:28
Big Medium is a fully featured content management system which enables you to add and edit website content through an intuitive web-browser interface.

linux tech
09-24-07, 05:56
I havent heard about it much

10-20-07, 06:59
Big Medium is a website editor it's a browser based CMS and it is compatible with all versions of every browser. Using Big medium you can add and edit web page content without knowing HTML language. Because if you just enter your text, images, podcasts and documents into Big Medium's editor, this Big medium will automatically add the necessary links and pages to your site.


10-23-07, 09:30
thanks for providing this information:)

10-24-07, 04:39
your welcome.