.htaccess: Password protecting single files on your website

This is very simple.  For any file you want to have its own password protection, create an .htaccess file in the folder the file resides.  Just replace "pagename.html" for the file.  Then, just go to our .htpasswd password generator and create the .htpasswd file in the format:  username:password, where username is the name required to…

Isolating search engine crawlers for special limited site access and addressing surgical SEO concerns

Here's how you can allow different search engine bot crawlers if you prefer to address them individually.  There might be some crazy reasons why which I try to explain below.  For some companies, it seems web developers often don't dev to create new web assets, they dev to squeeze any remaining SEO juice from their…

Password protecting different environments on your website through .htaccess

Apache .htaccess directives are pretty straight forward.  The "SetEnvIf" that passes different values if the conditions are met then are processed by the standard Deny/Allow directive.  Here's a sample from Apache's documentation: This is handy in case you want to control all password protected areas of your site all in one place.  I have…