What’s going on with my directory listing through http? The .htaccess file is:

me password
lila555 password.

Logging in is not a problem but neither I nor lila555 can see the directories in the protected folder (through a web browser) even though the directories have these permissions:

drwxrwxr-x 2 me pg2150028 (lila555 is in this group).

Help! Losing sanity.

Protecting a folder is much easier via the panel:

htaccess has nothing to do with group permissions. htaccess only controls web browser access, whereas group permissions are about when you’re logged into the server itself via FTP, SFTP, telnet, and SSH.