Using .htpasswd With Your Linux Shared Hosting Account
To protect a directory in your hosting account with a password, in that directory, create an .htaccess file that contains the following:
/yourabsolutehostingpath is your hosting account's absolute hosting path. For more information, see .
The AuthUserFile describes where the Web server looks for the .htpasswd file. The .htpasswd file contains a list of users who have access to a protected directory and their hashed passwords. There are a number of tools available online to create .htpasswd files.
Note: Our servers are configured to prevent the downloading of both .htaccess and .htpasswd files.