How to Use URL Rewrite instead of Mod Rewrite in Plesk & IIS

Many websites, including WordPress, Drupal and other scripts written in PHP, all use mod_rewrite to create "clean URLs" or "user-friendly URLs" as they are sometimes called. The problem is that Windows servers running IIS (with or without Plesk) don't support mod_rewrite. But there is a way to get the same functionality using URL Rewrite in IIS.

How to Password Protect a Directory in cPanel

Sometimes it is userful to hide files within a directory (folder) and only give access to those files to people who have the proper password.

For example, you may want to only allow authorized people to view or download certain files. Or you may have setup a development version of a website that is not ready for the public, so you password protect it so only the developers can see it.

cPanel has implemented a simply way to password protect directories, that works independently from any scripts or software you might have installed. 


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