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How to secure website by disallowing user to access website at the time of uploading website by using FTP

Well, at the first thought, I can say is, make a "Under construction page" and set it as the startup page for the time you are upload the new content through FTP.

Other than that if you wish to automate this, make a page with two buttons
1) Start Uploading new site
2) Uploading done

This page will be just for admin. Browse this page and click "Start Uploading new site" button. There will be a code behind to redirect user to under construction page for every request.

After you are done, click the Uploading done button and site will work as it is. :thumbsup:
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Nithin Sundar 3-Feb-11 2:04am    
The automation part sounds nice!
Wild-Programmer 3-Feb-11 2:09am    
Thanx Nithin :)

You need to just doing one thing only. Use "app_offline.html". Write as you want to in html. First upload this file on server and than upload rest files.
User get only app_offline.html fil till this file on server. When you finished your uploading than remove this file.
For further detail search on that. I think it is (app_offline.html or only offline.html)

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Wild-Programmer 3-Feb-11 2:16am    
Cool new concept. Good one.
soni uma 3-Feb-11 2:35am    
Thanx ajay. It is not new concept. It is too old. But so many people not knowing about that.
You can try something like:

Displaying a default page instead of the home page which says "Under construction".


Disabling access to all users except the admin.
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