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    I am a newbie of apache and I have some question about my hosting account.

    1) In my hosting account given control panel. I can see some files in my login account (*** BUT not in my CuteFTP *** WHY???)
    .addressbook
    .addressbook.lu
    .bash_history
    .guestbook
    .mh_profile
    .mysql_history
    .pinerc
    All these files are begin with period ".". What that means? Are they hidden files so I cant see in my cuteftp s/w?

    2) How come I dont see any .htpasswd file? Where is it?

    3) What is the purpose of this .htpasswd file.
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    1) -> You don't see the files beginning with a "." because you're not supposed to. If you know they're there you can still use them without seeing them.

    2) -> If you have a .htpasswd file there and you can't see it this is for the same reason. If you don't have one there you'll have to make one - they're not there by default.

    3) -> .htpasswd files hold usernames and encrypted passwords for use with apache authentication. If you don't know what that is, read the manual.

    Hope that helps,

    Josh

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