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  • # September 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm


    I’m trying to build a client login page so they can login to their web site before publishing. I have followed the following guide:

    What I would like to do, is when the user logs in, I want them to be redirected to their site on our server!

    Just getting to grips with MySQL with PHP. So any help with either will be much appreciated…

    Many thanks


    # September 11, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    the tutorial has a redirect in it. it’s this line


    you need to change it to header("location:");

    # September 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

    redirect after logon to your website won’t work. the script creates a session which is not transferable.

    I would say to just have the actual html form’s action pointing to the login script on your server.

    # September 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    He is right, make the form submit to a page on your server. This can be a little dangerous, so keep that in mind if you are transferring important data. You should be ok from what I believe you want to do though.


    # September 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    what about if it is successful at loggin in, the do:
    print "<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=">";

    mind you never done log in stuff yet…..

    # September 18, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Hey guys, just to let you know I’ve done it… after 3 days I managed to sort it out. It was simple.

    < ? session_start(); if(!session_is_registered(myusername)){ header("location:beta/$myusername"); } else { echo "error: 401"'' } ?>

    I had already set myusername as Global & registered it to a session…

    # September 18, 2009 at 6:44 am

    so what happens when I find out a user’s username and go to:

    Am I now logged in without using a password?

    # September 18, 2009 at 10:24 am

    this is one issue I have seen. I know of a few tutorials out there that do login pages, but they don’t have a good tutorial showing how to handle the actual login. If you used an html refresh code to redirect to a new page, then if someone viewed the source code, they could see that html. Also the page you are redirecting to wouldn’t be password protected would it?

    # September 18, 2009 at 11:41 am

    This is where my problem lies.

    Is there a PHP script i can make which will be like the following:

    if username the allow to beta/$username

    else redirect to login page


    tried to use php to restrict but nothings working so far..?

    # September 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm maybe

    # September 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    why not just use cpanel to password protect your directory?

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