members area using .htaccess
Apologies to begin with... I'm a bit of a newbie and have what will probably be a really silly question for you all.
I have bought hosting with 123-reg (yes I know probably a big mistake)... I am trying to create a member area on my site.
Fair enough. I have the two files (password one has been encrypted). The .htaccess file contains the following:
require user USERNAME
allow from all
It has been stored in the dirctory that I want to protect.
Now my problem is that 123-reg support claim I needed to put .htpasswd file at the root... fair enough... but I cannot write any files to the root.
I have tried moving the file down a level to public_html and changing the path in .htaccess
Have I missed something obvious? Is the answer so simple that I just am not seeing it?
Any help would be very much appreciated.