Looking to find out if a subdirectory in/on my web space can be password protected

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by up for the game, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Hi
    I have a domain hosted and would like to have my kids be able to send
    and receive files to it--hopefully they might get interested- but do
    not want them messing with the stuff/files/page I have written, which
    is in the root directory of the site.

    I am looking to find if I can allow access to say a subdirectory on
    the site via password and if I would have to password the entire site
    first...or if it cannot be done.

    It appears that my web site server(seanic.net) allows both
    subdirectories and passwords to be used/created at all levels. As
    asked, I am assuming that I would need to password everything...but
    still not want to give the root password out.

    I would appreciate any and all information on the subject.

    Thanks In Advance
    up for the game, Jan 18, 2007
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  2. up for the game

    why? Guest

    On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 22:23:32 -0500, up for the game wrote:

    You did try? Please, please tell me you did try and find the answer

    Password Protected Directories

    That would be a question for the hosting provider. You didn't say what
    the webserver software is, like MS IIS or the excellent Apache and
    Asking your hosting provider / read the FAQ can change that 'appears
    that' to 'does allow <something> and how to .....'

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    Password Protected Directories
    Doesn't that answer your question?
    "subdirectories and passwords to be used/created at all levels"
    You didn't say if the hosting package allows subdomains, or maybe even
    what control panel app they provide.

    why?, Jan 18, 2007
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  3. Well, thanks for the post.
    Yes, I did look and then sent a note similar to my post....as soon as
    I hear back I guess I will know.
    However, some of my questions were not answered in the docs online,
    and, if some weren't then I needed to find out all of them. Figured
    someone here would know the practical answers.

    Most of all, if subdirectories could be created--and I was pretty sure
    they could be--and if I could password protect them--and I thought it
    must be possible, then I additionally needed to know how one could get
    at the subdirectory level but kept from the levels above.....most

    I called another provider of mine--godaddy--and found that I could do
    all that I wanted and even a bit more.

    So, that bit plus your assistance, lets me move forward.

    Thanks for the assistance.
    up for the game, Jan 19, 2007
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