> > > From: warren <warren at warrenworld.com> > > > > > > Thanks for the quick (Saturday even) reply. It appears that the > server the > > > site is hosted on does not allow telnet access. Is there an > alternative (can > > > I set the password portion up using a different server) or do I have > to find > > > a non .htaccess option. You don't need telnet. If you have TextPad, it allows you to save .something files. If not, make htaccess.whatever , ftp it and rename on the server to .htaccess. The simplest way: <Limit GET POST> AuthName "Restricted Area" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /path/.htpasswd require valid-user </Limit> <Limit PUT DELETE> deny from all </Limit> -- Of course, it would be better if you had an access above web root and placed the password file there. Ex.: /home/my_domain/my_users_dir/.htpasswd Or, create a .directoryname in your web root and put the password file there: Ex.: /home/my_domain/www/.directoryname/.htpasswd It is not foolproof, but better than having it in the same directory as the access file. You can mane the password file as you please: .my_users Ex.: /home/my_domain/my_users_dir/.my_users You can use a nifty service for getting an encrypted password here: http://www.cuci.nl/services/genpassword.html Make sure that you do not copy any trailing spaces. Then you create a file .htpasswd (or whatever you named it): username:enc_password username2:enc_password2 etc. --- That's it.