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Old 12-16-2007, 11:01 PM
vogelj vogelj is offline
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cPanel and Password Protected Directories


I was wondering if it would be advisable to use the Password Protected Directory option in cPanels to limit part of my website to no more than 1,000 paying customers (yearly subsciption). Can cPanels handle this? Would accessing .htaccess and .htpassword to authenticate be too slow? Would management become too much? Has anyone attempted this? Are there any good alternatives such as open source programs? I've looked and found a few that are expensive and do way more than what I need.

Thanks! John Vogel

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Old 12-16-2007, 11:34 PM
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Apache can act slow when the number of basic authentication is added to the .htaccess is huge, as it has to search through the large .htaccess file. You can see more details here.

You can use mod_auth_dbm as a workaround

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Old 12-17-2007, 12:52 AM
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Thanks - I went to the link and it told me exactly what I wanted to know: When you get over a couple hundred users it really slows everything down.

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