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Subject: webpage
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: jenc-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 04 Dec 2003 09:43 PST
Expires: 03 Jan 2004 09:43 PST
Question ID: 283492
can you require webpage visitors to enter an email address before
accessing the webpage?.  If so, what is the code and how do you direct
it back to your email address?

Request for Question Clarification by larre-ga on 04 Dec 2003 13:03 PST
Does your website server allow CGI and Perl? I've located a
simple-to-install script that meets your request.


Clarification of Question by jenc-ga on 04 Dec 2003 14:04 PST
Page is hosted on Yahoo. The account is basic and does not have perl
capabilities. Hopefully that helps..

Request for Question Clarification by mosquitohawk-ga on 27 Dec 2003 10:45 PST
Can you be specific about which hosting plan you have at Yahoo. If I
could look at what they allow/disallow, I could probably answer that

Clarification of Question by jenc-ga on 27 Dec 2003 12:26 PST
It is the simple plan that charges 12.00 a month - don't think it
allows perl script.
Subject: Re: webpage
Answered By: mosquitohawk-ga on 28 Dec 2003 04:29 PST
Greetings jenc-ga,

I have reviewed the Yahoo plan you have mentioned. From what you have
advised, I am assuming you are using the "Web Hosting Starter" plan
for $11.95/mo:

According to the details of this plan, there are no scripting
possibilities for this account.
You can confirm this by reading under the "Web Site Management" row.
In order to do what you want, you are going to have to have some kind
of scripting available to you. As a web hosting professional myself, I
would suggest you are paying too much not to have the options you
need. I would recommend you consider switching to another web hosting
provider. I personally know of many other web hosts who offer FULL web
hosting packages at less than $10/mo.

To find a quality web host, I suggest you use the reputable web
hosting search engine

If you decide to switch to another web host who allows you to use PHP
/ PERL / JavaScript, etc., I think you will be much happier, and you
will find there are many different options available for you to
require visitors to enter an email address before proceeding to your
page content.

What you will be looking for is a scripting program that writes your
information submitted by users to a database and possible sets a
'cookie' on the visitors website once they have to approve them to
view other pages. Of course, the other pages would need coding to
check for the cookies. You could also use a form to gather visitor
info and email them a username and password, so they would have to
enter a good email address in order to receive their
username/password. Then all you would have to do is create your site
under a protected area that requires user authentication.

Some possible resources for you (if you obtain scripting):
FREE DHTML scripts and resources
Open Source Web Development
Scripting resources, many scripts, etc.
Open Source resources

I hope you find this answer, and I'd be glad to elaborate for you. If
so, simply click the "Request Clarification" button and I'll be glad
to respond.

Kindest regards,

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