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    not sure if this would be the right forum for this topic but...

    is the only way to set up password protected folders, (using .htaccess), to have the sysadmin of the hosting company set it up for you?

    i'd like to set up my own so that i won't have to wait or pay setup fees.
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    You can create the .htaccess files on your local machine. FTP them to your site and then set the proper permissions on them. The only thing the SysAdmin has to do is tell the server to read the files.

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    these things i know, and have done. the system also reads the htaccess file just fine but, can i create and upload my own password file? do i have to rely on the sysadmin for htpasswd, or whatever?

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    If you have telnet access you can create your own .htpasswd (don't name yours that create some .gibberish name instead) and store it in a non-browser accessible site like your CGI-BIN.

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