Create password protected areas for your homepage. Manage the users with DA-HtAccessManager. Once you have created the users in the application, you can upload the update with the integrated FTP upload function. DA-HtAccessManager utilizes .htaccess files from the Apache webserver for that.
The software is ideal if you have to manage many users for your password protected area and have to update them a lot. Users can be imported or exported in CSV format.