I am a newbie and know very little on this topic...I know that I need to protect my site using the .htaccess file...fortnately my host supports the password protect feature for directories.
the problem started when I used the password protect feature from controlpanel (that automatically creates the htaccess file and htpaswd file into those folders)and changed my admin directory into protected mode...since then I am not able to see the log-in page of my wordpress site and cant access the admin area...I get an error
" This is somehat embarrasing isnt it ?? it seems we cant find what you're looking for searching below might help"
this happens as long as the admin directory is kept protected, and works fine whenever I remov the protection using the cpanel.
I contacted my host and they asked me to remove the code from the .htaccess file in the admin folder..but that didnt help (ofcourse !!)..I told them that wasnt an issue and they gave up..referring me to wordpress.
hope I get the solution here.
hanks in advance