can anyone give me a good, straightforward link to setting up .htaccess that will basically hold my hand? I've kinda done it once, and only then have I set up the .htaccess file - not set usernames and passwords on it. Any help is appreciated. Hey, I'm a designer, not a coder. But willing (and somewhat eager) to learn. and btw - I'm a terminal noob. Shh. don't tell anyone.