Secure File Hosting from your Website
Secure File Hosting
With your website you can actually control access to the files with in your directories.
To install htpasswd support on your local system you will need the apache2-utils package installed (in ubuntu).
First create the directory you want to control access to. Then create a .htaccess file within the created directory.
Populate the information as you need. A sample is below:
AuthName "Restricted Area" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /<path>/<to>/<directory>/.htpasswd AuthGroupFile /dev/null require valid-user
Notice it is looking for .htpasswd
To create the .htpasswd file from the command line in linux use the below command:
htpasswd -b -c /<path>/<to>/<directory>/.htpasswd <username to use> <password to encrypt>