Articles tagged “Website Access Manager”

Website Access Manager Quick Start Guide

With Website Access Manager (WAM) you can Password-protect your members-only areas quickly and easily. There are a ton of reasons to create members-only areas of your website. It puts you...

How Do I Know if My Server is Compatible?

To use Website Access Manager, you should be running an Apache or Apache-compatible server (including lighttpd and EhttpD). To determine if your server is compatible with Website Access...

Which Web Design Programs is Website Access Manager Compatible With?

Because Website Access Manager works by adding and modifying .htaccess files, it is compatible with most any web design program, including Visual Site Designer, HTML Editor, and Shopping Cart...

How Do I Find Out My User Agent?

If you are setting up browser redirection in Website Access Manager, your user agent (put very simply, information about your browser) can come in handy. You can easily find out your user agent...

How Many Files and Folders Can I Protect at Once?

With Website Access Manager, you can protect as many files or folders as you need.

How Do I Remove Website Access Manager From My Server?

If for whatever reason your .htaccess settings got messed up, the best option might be to just delete them from your server while you figure out the issue. To do this, go to Tools > Remove...

What are the Differences Between Website Access Manager and My Server’s Site Control Panel?

Website Access Manager offers many of the same features available within a site control panel such as Plesk, vDeck, or cPanel. The difference is that Website Access Manager simplifies these...

Problems Setting up Website Access Manager on a GoDaddy Server

Note : Although the information in this article is specific to GoDaddy, it can be applied to any hosting provider that uses subdomains of their primary domain. Please also note that GoDaddy...

Can I Generate New Passwords For All My Users?

Yes you may! First, select all your users by going to Users > Select All or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+A . Next, go to Users > Generate New Password(s) . A window will appear...

Can I Use Website Access Manager on a Windows Server?

Website Access Manager cannot be used on Windows-hosted servers. Because .htaccess files are only compatible with Apache and Apache-compatible servers (including lighttpd and EhttpD). Although you...

Can I Add Multiple Users at Once?

Sure can! Go to Users > Add Multiple Users and type one username-password combination per line. The username and password should be separated by a comma, colon, or space. If you'd...

What are the Limitations of the Trial Version of Website Access Manager?

The trial version of Website Access Manager is the same as the regular version with two exceptions: You may only add five users, and the trial expires after 21 days.

Is There a Web Interface for Website Access Manager?

No, there is not. All updates and changes need to be made within the program.

My Users See a Login Box Instead of a Custom Error Page. Why?

The short answer: Because your users haven't logged in yet. The long answer: Website Access Manager uses .htaccess files to password protect your website. The instructions in these...

How Do I Use Website Access Manager With Visual Site Designer?

Website Access Manager allows or denies access on a folder-by-folder and file-by-file basis, but Visual Site Designer creates only one folder (called files ) that contains all your website...

Can I Create a Logout Feature?

It’s totally possible to create a logout feature for your website! First, you have to understand a bit about how Website Access Manager works. This program uses .htaccess files for password...

I Get an Error When I Try to Configure My FTP Settings in Website Access Manager

You may get the following error message when you are configuring your FTP settings if you incorrectly selected the wrong home directory or if you already have an existing .htaccess file in your...

How Do I Configure the E-mail Settings in Website Access Manager?

Note : You should use the e-mail account provided by your e-mail provider, such as youraccount@comcast.net or youraccount@aol.com . Other accounts, including Hotmail, Yahoo!, and Gmail, may...

How to Use the Server Settings Tab in Website Access Manager.

The newest version of Website Access Manager offers options that allow you to control many server-level functions that you can usually only work with using your hosting control panel. To access...

What are the Differences Between Password Wizard and Website Access Manager?

Website Access Manager contains several options unavailable in Password Wizard, including: Ability to allow/block visitors by IP address and/or domain name Custom error pages...

How Do I Back Up My Databases in Website Access Manager?

Backing up your files frequently is always a good call — you never know when a backup might come in handy. If you wish to back up your files for security purposes or to use your saved...

How Do I Block Certain Users From My Site?

So there's a certain user who keeps spamming your website, or a range of IP addresses that causes nothing but trouble, and you want to make sure they can't access your website. No...

What Are Error Pages, and What Do the Error Codes Mean?

When a user makes a bad request on a website — trying to visit a page that doesn't exist, for instance — they get taken to a special page called an error page . By default,...

What are the Server Requirements to Use Website Access Manager?

To use Website Access Manager, you should be running an Apache or Apache-compatible server (including lighttpd and EhttpD). Windows IIS platforms are not supported even if they are running a...

Does Website Access Manager Work With Microsoft FrontPage?

If you're using Website Access Manager to password protect your website, you may experience issues installing Microsoft FrontPage. This is because Website Access Manager uses .htaccess...

Why Can't I See the Folders on My Server?

If you are entering your FTP settings in Website Access Manager and cannot see the folders on your server when you click the Browse button to select your home directory, you'll need to...

How Do I Configure My FTP Settings in Website Access Manager?

In order to properly use Website Access Manager, you must be connected to your server via an FTP connection. You can set up your FTP connection in Step 2 of the New Profile wizard or by...

How Can I Track Which Users Have Logged in and What Pages or Files They Accessed?

Information about which users are logging into the protected areas of your website can be found in your web server access logs. Contact your hosting provider to see if you can use access logs...

How Do I Set Up Custom Error Pages?

To set up custom error pages, click the Error Pages button in the toolbar. This opens the Custom Error Pages tab of the Advanced Settings window . The first step is to...

How Do I Edit Error Page Themes?

If you know HTML and CSS, you're fully equipped to edit the error page themes you can add to your site with Website Access Manager. To do so, first install the themes in Website Access...