So I want to use the pretty permalinks on my website I did a test page with the default permalinks and the page was created fine I move on to create my custom permalinks setup and create test page 2 The page then comes up with
The requested document was not found on this server.
I then discover that I don't have a .htaccess file on the ftp so I created a blank 2.htaccess.php file which i upload on my ftp and I then changed the name of the file to .htaccess which and I check the premissions is 644
then I went to my home page and came up with
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator to inform of the time the error occurred and of anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
I then deleted the file and the site return to the home page
can anyone help with resolving this problem thanks