Thanks for the help, but I'm still having problems. The error log reads my static IP address, so I changed the .conf file to read:
Options -Indexes MultiViews
Deny from all
Allow from my.address.is.here
Still Forbidden, and still no password authentication. Also, I still can't access the DocumentRoot using localhost or 127.0.0.1. I didn't think my personal .conf file or my .htaccess file would change that. Am I missing something?
Thanks a bunch.