Creating a Log-In Area for my Website

October 22, 2009 at 11:03:23
Specs: Windows Vista

I am sorry if this a terrible question to ask as it sounds incredibly amateur even to me (who is an amateur). Here's my query:

I am hoping to build a database and enable members to access private information. I want to allow 50 or so of my customers to access a private page exclusive to them through a log-in page on the index. So customer #1, when he/she signs in, will see the status of their order.

Problem is, I have no idea where to start. I have done my fair share of research and all the talk about PHP, MySQL,, etc. just had me really confused.

I wanted to hire someone but don't have the capital or the knowledge of where to find experts willing to do this for about 75 dollars.

If someone can point me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it. At this point I don't think I am capable of doing this on my own.


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October 22, 2009 at 22:25:16

Well first thing to do is standardize on a platform - PHP/MySQL is generally linux while .NET is Windows only.

Easiest way to make a password protected page is w/ htpasswd (on Apache):

However that doesn't offer any session data or permissions handling.

I generally use the Auth package when making authenticated systems in PHP:

Hope that helps.

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