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Question I have... What's the best iPage web host to use for my needs? Thanks for any response. My 2nd question... I want to make a page or two on my iPage site password protected. I'd like to put a "button" on my main page (in angelfire.com), have them then enter a password, goto the site. Or, I suppose better yet, when one attempts to enter the webpage from anywhere, a password is needed to open the page.



On a membership only iPage site I belong to, once I was in the site, I was able to enter it with the correct hyperlink preset (i.e. I never have to "enter" a password again; just click from my desktop and I'm in.). I would rather not have this possibility exist for my site..

Matt..

Comments (11)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

That could be true but javascript is not very secure as you can look at teh source and see the password...

Comment #2

LOL, I'll let youguys fight it out. LOL Thanks again..

Comment #3

I never said it was secure, I think I was saying it was unsecure...

Comment #4

Use some hosted scripts like the one this iPage site offers.

Http://www.cgispy.com/info/password.shtml..

Comment #5

But he said if he clicked on the link from his desktop that it would take him to page b without entering a password. that can only be done with cookies. javascript can't remember anything if you power down and then clicked on the link from desktop and it lets you in...

Comment #6

But with the way some javascript password scripts nothing has to be remembered at all. the only time you would ever be asked for a password is if you are on page A and you click the link. that's because page B is not even aware it's got a password on it...

Comment #7

Anyways....... I'm pretty sure Angelfire does not allow password protected directories, has to be against their TOS agreement, not that anyone probably cares about that.

Kevin..

Comment #8

There's nothing about it in the terms and conditions on their site. as we were pointing out, the types of password protection available to him are not very secure. I don't think angelfire is going to be too worried about them...

Comment #9

And then of course the link could simply contain the log/pass info as in:.

Http://www.somesite.mx/script.cgi?lo...g&pass=another.

Which would not require cookies or javascript.....

Comment #10

Which would be nice if you could use cgi on angelfire...

Comment #11

Errr ... ummm... ya, sorry - I was just pointing out another way that his 'other' members only iPage site might have their access set up..

Of course, being able to simply click a link for access isn't particularly secure, as MDTCCDRS has pointed out...

Comment #12


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.