Thank you for your help.
I am trying to password protect a directory on my website. I have tried using the tools at: Goodies > Htaccess/WebDAV in my web panel following the instructions I found here: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Password-protecting_directories and I have also tried to uploading a .htaccess and .htpasswd files I created myself. Neither of these has worked.
When the .htaccess and .htpasswd are created and I try to access the directory I get a 404 error.
Does anyone have any ideas what could be going wrong here?
I do have WordPress installed on my site but it is not in the same folder that I am trying to protect.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.