My .htaccess file has been changing itself at least once every other day causing my entire wp site to go down with a 500 Server Error.
Usually, it just tacks some extra text at the end of the file (ex. 's' or 'sss' ) but sometimes it copies text and redistributes it (doubling lines, and other issues).
The 500 error goes away as soon as I correct the text on my file, but it keeps changing by itself. I've contacted my web hosting provider and they've informed me that it is WordPress that is changing the file.
I've been experiencing this since WP 2.8 and it survived the upgrade to 2.9. Since this problem isn't solved until I manually fix it (aka, when I notice - for example, it went down last night while I was sleeping and I couldn't fix it until this morning), my site has been suffering a lot of downtime.
Has anyone found a solution to this problem? I've tried chmodding my .htaccess file and disabling plugins but nothing seems to work.
Thank-you for your help and time!