I'm not sure if this is the right forum category to post this question, but here goes:
Could someone please tell me how I'd go about adding a password-protected entry to my website, or a certain page of my website?
If you are on an Apache server, you can use .htaccess. Google should have plenty of information on restricting access with .htaccess...
From what I understand, my host offers PHP, Perl, and Java.
Then there's a VERY good chance it's running on Apache.
You can password protect directories with .htaccess so it is worth looking into.
When I tried to create a file literally named ".htaccess", I was not able to do so because Windows had required me to enter a file name. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Notepad won't let you create an .htaccess file. However, most HTML editors will, and you can create it directly on your server via FTP if you have to.