I'll make this as brief as possible, I keep reading, figure myself fairly savvy but have little to no web dev experience. I took my old black macbook, turned it into a media server connected to my tv with backup hard drives for all media, and software. I have a IP identifying to give myself a static address. I have a VNC server setup so i can get in via computer and iphone outside of my home network. I have setup mamp and here is where the trouble starts. I am simply trying to setup a site that is password protected, that I can let myself, or others into, so I can get to my media, and more importantly, documents and software, outside of my home network. I can get it to display my files, but many of them try to stream on the web and not download. I can't get it password protected, and I'm getting frustrated. If I point mamp at a .html file, it doesn't find it, I can only point it to a directory, then it just lists allt he files with no ability to password protect. I feel like I am completely missing the boat on steps here, I don't want anything fancy, but if someone could tell me what direction to go in that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.