how do I set up password protected sections on my webpages and allow authorized people to upload and download files to that portion of the website
You can create a folder, put the items in there, and htaccess the folder in the goodies part of your web admin panel.
I’m a newbie trying to catch up. Haven’t decided to join dreamhost yet. IS the web admin folder part of dreamhost or should I know how to do that with html, ftp or some other jargon I don’t yet understand?