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Topic # 31173 7-Mar-2009 16:29
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Hi guys

I was wondering if you could help me with a certain problem. Once a week from Time A to Time B I want a website I'm developing to display a message and not allow access to any other parts of the website. How would I go about doing this? I know that I can stick a tag to forward it to a different page but that requires work every single week.

The best option for me would for me to put Time A and Time B into a .csv file. As every week the time for the website to be shut down would change and every week the time for the website to be brought back up would change. This is not strictly neccesary but would be really nice to have.

Any help would be appreciated!

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  Reply # 199797 7-Mar-2009 19:43
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This could be achieved any number of ways - but you haven't mentioned any details of the architecture you're using...

Server? IIS/Apache/whatever? Language? PHP/ASP.NET/Rails/etc.?

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  Reply # 199842 8-Mar-2009 00:34
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RedJungle: Server? IIS/Apache/whatever? Language? PHP/ASP.NET/Rails/etc.?

I'll answer the Apache/PHP side of things since I know Mr RedJungle doesn't do it Cool

You can either do this using .htaccess with a 302 Temporary Redirect or drop a piece of code in your header file that checks a flag/database/file to see if to redirect users to a temporary file.  In times I've done this, I've print()ed to the screen, then do an exit; or return; to stop the rest of the page executing.

It .net it's much easier, just drop an app_offline.htm file into your root and you're away.

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