Plusmail: Site Manager (web uploads / directory protection)
Posted by SITEWORKS SYS on 11 November 2005 02:58 AM
PLUSMAIL Web Control: Site Manager
The Site Manager can be a very important tool in the management of your web site. After all of your hard work, you will need to upload the web site to your server space on our computers. Site Manager is an alternative to more complex FTP programs.
It is very important that you name your home page, the first page that you want visitors to see when they visit your web site, to index.htm or index.html. When a browser visits your web site by typing in your domain name, i.e., www.yourdomain.com, the browser program will automatically search for a page titled index.htm or index.html by default. If the browser does not find one, your visitor will not be able to get into your web site without a specific page name to add to the domain URL.
To upload to the www directory:
Check off the yellow folder titled "www" and click on the link to open it. In this folder, you will see files that have been installed to your account.
Click on "Browse" in the File Upload section. Find the index.html you created for your home page. Save as index.html and press upload. This will transfer this file from your computer to ours. You should see the index.html file in the "www" folder above. Once it is uploaded, you can edit, rename, or delete each file you create.
Open up your web browser and type in your domain name. You should see the page you created in your browser.
Password Protecting A Directory
Sometimes part of a web site will need to be password protected so that only certain users can access it. You can create password protection that will block access to all users except those with passwords that you create. It is generally not a good idea to password protect your "www" directory, because no one will be able to access your web site.
To password protect a directory:
Once you have created a directory you want to protect, select that folder in the Site Manager. If the directory is inside another one in the /www directory (i.e., /www/images/secret), select the directory it is located in and click "Open Directory". If you would like to protect a file, click on the file name inside the folder.
Select the username and password used to enter the directory. You can create several different username/password combinations for the same directory if you wish.
To test it, type in the path name that you have protected (ex. http://yourdomain.com/protect/protected.html) to see if a password window is displayed.