I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can help you..
I deleted both the .htaccess file and the passwd file. This of course allowed anyone to access my admin. So I went back into cpanel and secured the directory again...every time I do it I get the 500 internal server error. I also loaded the .htacess file and passwd file from my old server and that does not work either. I am stumped...
I am now actually convinced there is something going on with the way my server is setup. Whenever I try and password protect ANY directory through cpanel I get the 500 internal server error...
That should not happen. Your host needs to fix this problem for you..
I have been having a problem since I had to transfer servers. I was getting the left join problem when upgrading to PHP 5 and I fixed all of that stuff. Now I am getting a 500 Internal Server Error whenever I try and access my admin section. I have tried deleting the .htaccess file and that just lets everyone access the admin section. I also tried setting, deleting and resetting the permissions in cpanel with the Password Protect Directories program but it's not working. Here is an error I am getting in the error log that might help:.
[Tue Mar 10 08:37:33 2009] [error] [client x.x.x.x] (13)Permission denied: Could not open password file: and then the directory to it..
Any help would be appreciated. I have contacted my host through a support ticket and they have been trying to help me as well..
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The 500 errors are usually due to a corrupted .htaccess file. You are correct in deleting that file, but you should also delete the .passwd file. Make sure that the admin folder permissions are set correctly (Usually 755 or 644.) You should then be able to reset your password protection from your Cpanel..
You could also just reload the .htaccess and .passwd files from your backup..