Can I use htpasswd to password protect a directory?

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2011-10-04 6:59 pm EST
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I need to password protect a directory on my website, and I was trying to use .htpasswd to achieve this. I keep getting an "Internal Server Error" if I try to access that URL from a browser. The server logs don't seem to have a meaningful message (except that 501.shtml and 400.shtml files are not found). Is there anything else that I need to do get this set up? Is there any way to find out what may be causing the internal server error?


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2011-10-04 8:08 pm EST
Hello Sid,

I'm sorry you're having trouble password protecting your directory. I'm happy to help you with that. cPanel offers the option to password protect a directory and will write to the .htaccess file in order to accomplish that. For step-by-step instructions, please see How to Password Protect a Directory

Please let us know if you have any questions or need further assistance, we're always happy to help.

Thank you,

Christi N

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