htaccess / htpasswd protection

The Bish

New Member
On my account I was able to protect certain directories using the htaccess / htpasswd method but when I try to do the exact same thing for my account I get 404 error message. Is there some server configuration which needs to be set in order to use this type of protection? I don't see how there could be a difference in the setups of each VPS account but something is different.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe I've seen a discussion regarding this problem in one of the support tickets and the reason for 404 error was related to some sort of custom configuration in the .htaccess file.