How To Password Protect Directories and Files
In addition to designing websites, I am getting requests lately to just manage data for clients.
For example, shopping cart databases, Google or Open Office Documents. Some password protected and some not.
- I have found that the simplest solution is probably the best one.
- The htaccess file is simple to use and has good security.
- Of course, the level of security depends on how good of a password that you choose.
Because I like to also host my customers sites I know where to go to manage these files
I use cPanel which is free and open source. They make it pretty easy to do.