SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is used for secured communication over the internet. Here I will show how you can force HTTPS browsing for users on your whole site, a particular folder or a particular page like the login page.
A htaccess (hypertext access) file is a simple but powerful ASCII file which allows you to improve your website’s security, reduce bandwidth and increase usability. It can be created through a simple text editor such as Notepad and allow you to make quick changes to the apache web server configuration […]
It can be useful to deny public access to a website while still allowing the administrator access; it can be equally useful to deny access to some specific IP addresses, for example to keep a bad robot out. Apache’s configuration allows access to be restricted by IP address with .htaccess files. […]