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How to Make a Login Protected Area for Your Website

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You’ve learned how to make a website and read our jQuery guide. What’s next? Creating a password protected area for your website is essential for keeping your stuff secure. Fortunately, it’s easier than you may think!

Getting Started

There are many ways to password protect a website. You could setup an online database and code your own login system, or you could use a content management system such as WordPress.

Today I’ll be showing you how to password protect your website by using your web server.

You’ll need an Apache web server to follow along. Many other web servers provide similar functionality, but the configuration steps needed may be different.

Apache is one of the most popular web servers on the planet, and as the name suggests, it serves web pages. A common phrase you may have heard is LAMP, which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Python/Perl. You won’t need any programming languages or databases today, and you don’t need Linux either — the Windows variant is called a WAMP stack.

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