Im having troubles with turning on pretty permalinks.
I could not find any .htaccess file, even with “show hidden files” enabled. I tried creating my own file with an empty comment and ftp’ed it to the directory where index.php is, resulting in internal errors.
Im all out of ideas, unless I need to ask my host about mod_rewrite and AllowOverride, which I just emailed them.
No reponse from the host yet, they’re real fast on that part.
As for the empty I just created text file with “#empty comment”, uploaded it to the main directory and changed the name to .htaccess
Any htaccess file I upload causes internal errors, so perhaps Im uploading it into the wrong directory?
Their forum has a total of 4 threads combined, each no more than one comment, with no activity what so ever on them.
As for the hotlinking thread, it reads:
Bandwidth theft or “hotlinking” is a direct linking to web site’s files (images, video, etc.). It can be prevented for example with
mod_rewrite module. Place rules like below into the vhost.conf or .htaccess files for the needed domain (for example http://www.DOMAIN_NAME.TLD):
You need to create an empty file with a text editor (Microsoft Word is NOT a text editor). If the text editor forces you to do so, name it htaccess.txt. Then FTP it up to your WP root and change its name if necessary. It should have permissions of 666 just long enough for WP to write to it. Then change the permissions back to 644. I thought you’d already created such a file, but maybe I misunderstood you. In any event, the file should be blank/empty and you should just let WP write its content there. What I mean is, upload the empty file, change its name to .htaccess if necessary, CHMOD it to 666, go to your WP dashboard and turn on permalinks, then CHMOD the .htaccess file back to 644.