This past week has been my first use of this forum. Perhaps it was marred for me by some display problems with the tutorial, now solved, but I feel it is badly managed/moderated. I am getting many e-mails with comments from other members, which bear no relation to my original issues or your tutorial. Some were in Russian, which I was going to look at this morning, but they now seem to have disappeared. We also have an issue of password protection which would be better kept separate.
My internal server issues were caused by my own negligence in not reviewing the code that you posted, which included the line /public_html/js/.htaccess
Presumably that was to tell people to create a js directory and put the .htacess file in it. Why in a js directory?
I know what Options -Index does and should have realised that the other line had no place in the .htaccess file.
Also, may I suggest that, when there is more than one person posting, you address your questions and answers to a specific person or persons.