All I added was server authorization. Used to do it on the top from the existing WordPress .htaccess stuff I discovered inside.

The authorization works, great, btw. However I recieve a "500 Internal Server" error. I am a new comer to Wordpress and I am presuming this .htaccess file came standard using the install. Possibly it is simply something apparent I can not see for whatever reason?

Order deny,allow
Deny from all
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile .htpasswd
AuthName "PROTECTED ZONE"
require valid-user
Satisfy Any
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /devip/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /devip/index.php [L]
</IfModule>

Are you able to view your apache error.log? internal server errors ought to be drenched inside. Most likely some little error within the htaccess file.

Does the file .htpasswd exist? It's looked in accordance with the ServerRoot.

Apache manual:

File-path is the road to the consumer file. If it's not absolute (i.e., whether it does not start with a slash), it's treated as in accordance with the ServerRoot.

My prediction is the fact that it isn't relaxing in the ServerRoot directory in your server. Book it and proper the road as needed.

500 Server errors sometimes have related to the smoothness encoding from the .htaccess file. I made that mistake initially when i first began dealing with WordPress and .htaccess files.

What type of text editor have you use to edit .htaccess? Having a Home windows PC, you need to use Notepad and save as plain text. On the Mac, use TextEdit and save as plain text. Or use GoDaddys's file manager and open and save the file.