I have created a
.htpasswd file using htaccess tools of which I have uploaded to the root of my web hosting space (
/public_html is my web root).
I created a
.htaccess file which referenced the
.htpasswd as follows:
AuthType Basic AuthName "Protected Area" AuthUserFile /.htpasswd Require valid-user
However, when I uploaded this
.htaccess file to the directory I want to password protect and accessed the folder via the URL in my browser it returns a 500 internal server error. I have used this same method before successfully.
Am I referencing the
.htpasswd file incorrectly? I also uploaded it to
/public_html/ in case
/ as the web root, but the error remains.
Any ideas what is wrong?