Securing Mythweb with Apache
This method is slightly more efficient than the .htaccess method, but is complicated by the fact that you must restart Apache and mis-configuring the Apache configuration file will keep Apache from restarting.
Apache password file
We will start with creating an Apache password file. I put this in /etc/httpd/conf, as I back up this directory every night to one of my other systems.
htpasswd -c /etc/httpd/conf/httpd-passwords MYUSER1