i'm not a total beginner, but for the sake of this thread consider me somewhere between novice and intermediate. i need to block a single ip address of a visitor to my site (re: harassment, etc). i have researched threads here and other places, but they all start at the following point:
"paste the following into your .htaccess file:
deny from [insert ip here]
allow from all"
i need to back up a little earlier than that point. the only .htaccess file i can find on my FTP is in the logs folder, which doesn't seem correct. has the one i need been deleted? how do i get a new one? where do i go from there? once i get that file, is it as simple as pasting the above text into the file, saving it to the server, and being done with it?