I’m having some major issues understanding and getting .htaccess to work. It appears that the .htaccess option in the DreamHost “Goodies” menu will do exactly what I want, the problem is, I can’t get it to work.
I want to create a “Member’s Area” on my webpage. I have all the files currently uploaded to one directory on my FTP server. Currently everything on the site works perfectly fine and as I expect it to. But, as soon as I create the new directory for the files I want to password protect, the main part of my page works fine but when I click on the link in the .htaccess section of the DreamHost panel, I get a 404 Not Found error. That’s happened every time I’ve tried using this method.
Could someone please help me? I’m a total newbie to building websites and I’m doing this for a group I work for to help us get exposure and help the students we teach. Could someone possibly help me with a step-by-step how to? Thank you in advance for any help that is offered.