How to password restrict web pages

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Moof1904, May 19, 2008.

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    The family has just registered a domain for use in sharing photos among family members. We don't really want to use Flickr or .mac to do photo sharing, we'd rather just put them on the family's domain. But, we don't want random people accessing the site. Is there an easy way for a person with limited web knowledge to password restrict web pages to prevent strangers from accessing and also prevent the pages from being indexed by google and the like?
     
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    angelwatt

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    Thanks!

    Does this do anything to prevent the pages from being indexed by ther various search engines?
     
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    angelwatt

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    No, it won't. For that you'll want to add meta tags the individual pages. Bad robots may ignore it, but can't really get around that, but shouldn't be an issue, especially once you put password protection into place.
     
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    To do everything you can to stop web crawlers, in addition to meta tags in the page you should look into a robots.txt file on your site as well.
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