Hi thenotch, Thanks for the reply.
OK, I'm running Windows XP SP2 Home as my operating system. I downloaded, and installed the Apache web-server at C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache I'm not sure if that's where I should have it of if it should have gone at C:\Apache Group or if it even matters where it gets installed.
Right now I have it setup so that I can access it from my browser using http://localhost
That gets me to the page that tells me that it works, so I guess that I did that part right. Though I still haven't figured out how to get rid of that page, and replace it with one of my own.
I did, however, figure out how to get into it and re-wright it. I think that it is supposed to be the main index page for whatever I want to put on the server...is that right?
If that's the main index page then I don't know if it is the one that I want to put a password on or if I should only be putting passwords on the files that would be listed on that page, but whichever it is then that is where I want to stick a password on so that no one can access it unless they have the password or I make one for them.
I think that I can do that from a command prompt like this -->
cd "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin"
Then create a password file by typing:
htpasswd -c "C:\Documents and Settings\Wendy\my_password_file.txt" wendy and putting my password in
Then make a file with something like this in it -->
AuthName "TOP SECRET, please log in"
AuthUserFile "c:\Documents and Settings\Wendy\my_password_file.txt"
<Limit GET POST PUT>
name it .htaccess and save it to the web server document root.
Does that look\sound correct to you? If it looks right, then I think that all I need to figure out is how to get rid of that Apache "It Works" page, and make an index page to take its place.
Thanks for your time and help.