550 .htaccess: Permission denied

Okay I downloaded my .htaccess file and added the GZIP rule to it but when I try to upload the .htaccess file backup to via ftp I get 550 .htaccess: Permission denied.

Any ideas on how to remedy this?

Upload as: htaccess.txt

Then, using the FTP utility, rename to: .htaccess

Done deal!

Appreciate all your help Keyplyr