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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...

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...

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...

My Username and Password Are Correct, but I Still Can't Log In.

Some users who design their websites with Microsoft FrontPage have reported problems logging in with correct username/password combinations. This is because FrontPage automatically creates an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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 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...

Chapter 6: Importing Users

Yep! There are several ways to import users into Website Access Manager. Import from your computer Import from the web Import from your Server Import from...

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,...

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...

I Can't Send E-mail With Website Access Manager

If you experience issues sending e-mail with Website Access Manager, your best bet is to go to Tools > Edit E-mail Settings and make sure your e-mail settings are correct. Please note that...

Website Access Manager Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Server Requirements to Use Website Access Manager? You should be running an Apache or Apache-compatible server (lighttpd and EhttpD work too). The program actually comes with a...

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...

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...

Chapter 3: New Profile Wizard Walkthrough

When you first open Website Access Manager, you will be prompted to create a new profile. The first step checks to see if your server is compatible with the program. Because .htaccess only works...

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...

Chapter 1: Getting to know the Website Access Manager Workspace

Website Access Manager can do some many things for your website that it is hard to mention them all. Here you will find a basic layout of the Workspace in WAM. Wam Workspace...

Chapter 2: Behind the Scenes of Website Access Manager

In order to effectively use Website Access Manager, it’s necessary to understand how the software and the underlying process work. Looking for detailed but easy-to-understand information...

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...

Does Website Access Manager Work Over SFTP or SCP?

At this time, Website Access Manager only works with the FTP protocol running on port 21. SFTP and SCP run on port 22, so they are not compatible with the program. Because Website Access...

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.

Can I Change the Appearance of the Website Access Manager Login Box?

It's actually not possible to change the appearance of the login box that appears when a user tries to access a page protected by Website Access Manager. This is because the program is powered...

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...