How to make sub-domain for testing not google searchable


#1

Hi,

I am going to create a sub-domain as a testing area for web-pages before they go live… is there a way of preventing this sub-domain from being trawled by google? or of ensuring that there isn’t public access to the pages (I don’t want people accessing material that’s not ready for prime time.)

Thanks.


#2

Sure, just set up a htaccess file that passowrd protects it. Panel > goodies > Htaccess

-Matttail


#3

Also you can put an robots.txt
User-agent: *
Disallow: /

:smiley:
http://www.robotstxt.org/


#4

Thanks Mattail and vicm3. That covers both bases.

Mindy