Sets Up Static Heroku App with password protection via PHP Buildpack and htaccess
Ever have a quick, static HTML site you want to host on Heroku? Well, you can – and quite easily too.
Using Heroku Buildpacks, you can:
- Create your project directory and project files.
- Create your Git repo as per normal.
Setup Heroku, PHP Buildpack, and .htaccess protection.
heroku create --remote heroku config:set BUILDPACK_URL="https://github.com/digitalpulp/heroku-buildpack-php.git" touch index.php heroku config:set ACCESSFILENAME=.htaccess touch .htaccess-staging # Fill it with this, minus this comment AuthUserFile /app/www/.htpasswd AuthType Basic AuthName "Restricted Access" Require valid-user htpasswd -bc .htpasswd <username> <password> git add . git commit -m "Initial commit! Sets up app and links it to Heroku." git push heroku
UPDATE (October 2015)
Trying to do this again in October 2015, I learned the instructions above didn’t work any longer. Using them as a starting point, I did the following – which ultimately worked. Still TBD is figuring out which of the things below did the trick. Also, I need to make sure I’m not neglecting to include important steps in the new notes below. Will do that all in time.
Prob not necessary – but I did all this. I would skip next time when testing it out.
Set the new buildpack
Remove WWW from the htaccess file
Using this as a guide, I eventually removed the
www from the .htaccess directory (https://gist.github.com/bbrewer97202/3316425). That made it work.
Make the index.php redirect to index.html
I made the file look like this:
<?php /* Redirect browser */ header("Location: /index.html"); /* Make sure that code below does not get executed when we redirect. */ exit; ?>