Restrict and Allow Access

About the Access Control Plugin

How the Website Plugins Work

Access Control Website Plugin

This server-side application enables you to password protect files and pages on your website.

Allow access to user groups, or individual users.

Can work in conjunction with the Shopping Cart app, to sell different access levels.


  • Multiple Access Levels
    Have multiple account groups (i.e. Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) accessing each a different group of files.

  • Protect most File Types Can protect .htm, .php, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .swf, .wav, .mp3, .zip, .doc, .pdf, .rtf, .js, .css, .txt, and .xml documents

  • Scalability For small to medium applications.

Secured Administration Dashboard

Manage your Access Control features through a web based dashboard, secured by your username and password.

You can enable additional, optional, functionality of CAPTCHA, and bad login attempt lockdown for additional security. The administrative area can also be forced to use your SSL certificate for the highest level of security.

Multiple User Levels

Create as many different user groups each with their own access to different pages. Then, assign each of your users to one of those user groups.

Each user may also have access to additional pages assigned to them by the administrator.

Sub Administrator Accounts

In addition to the Super Administrator account, you can also create sub-administrator accounts that only have access to specific parts of your administrative area. This is often helpful if you want to delegate the management of basic adminstrative duties, but not give out the "keys to the kingdom".

Self or Closed Registration

Through the account user groups area, you can specify if you want each user group to allow self registration. This can be helpful if you want users to sign up for access, which you would then later upgrade them to a higher level account.

User Login

Place a login box component in your sidebar, or in the middle of your page. You can now specify a landing page for each user group to be sent to once the user logs in, regardless of which page the login box is on.

Restrict Access

As easy as one, two, three, restricting (or allowing) access to pages is done in seconds.

You can protect .htm, .php, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .swf, .wav, .mp3, .zip, .doc, .pdf, .rtf, .js, .css, .txt, and .xml documents

Configurable Syntax

Many of the buttons, menu items, and labels, are all configurable through our Syntax Configuration panel. Don't want to use the word "Login"? No problem, change it to whatever you like.

System Updates

Getting the latest version of the system has never been easier. Through the administrative area, you can see what updates have been made, and also fetch the latest files to be applied to your system. Free updates for the duration of your basic support life-cycle (1 year, but can be extended).

Server Requirements

As with all of our website plugins, the Access Control system requires the following:

  • Unix/Linux Web Hosting Platform
  • Running the Apache web server
  • With PHP 5+, and MySQL 5+
  • Not compatible with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or Microsoft FrontPage Extensions
  • or
  • Windows Web Hosting Platform NEW
  • Running the IIS or Apache web server
  • With PHP 5+, and MySQL 5+
  • Not compatible with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or Microsoft FrontPage Extensions

If you do not yet have web hosting, and need such an environment, we provide affordable web hosting plans that meet these requirements.

Software Requirements

The Access Control website plugin is a server-side application and does not need software on your local PC or MAC to run. To install the system to your web server, you will have two options:

  1. Use our web-based installer via your web browser

    or

  2. Manually install using an FTP progam such as FileZilla, FTP Voyager, or Adobe Dreamweaver (PC or MAC). Microsoft Windows website editors (such as SharePoint or Expression Web) will not transfer certain essential files, so we recommend a dedicated FTP client such as FileZilla if you are using a MS web editor.

If for whatever reason you have trouble installing the website plugin to your web hosting space, we can install the software for you. Configuring the system will still be your responsibility.

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