Website directory password protection by .htaccess
This tutorial will help you to create directory protection for your website folder.
Lets assume that your website home path is /home/mypath/ and you want to use ‘website’ as username and ‘password’ as directory password:
Step 1: Go to your server by SSH and in command prompt type following command:
$ htpasswd -c /your/mypath/.htpasswd website
put your password that you want to use for directory protection, in this example it is `password`
Step 2: go to your website .htaccess file and paste the following code in the top.
AuthType Basic AuthName "Authorised access only" AuthUserFile /home/website/path/.htpasswd
Save and you are done.