I have a few domains here at Dreamhost, and have created test index.html files. But they won't serve.
When I hit the domain URL in my browser, I get a line in my error log:
[Sat Nov 11 06:47:41 2006] [crit] client 18.104.22.168Permission denied: /home/nedbat/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable
When I saw this message, I created an empty .htaccess in my home directory. Its permissions are -rw-r--r--, but I still get the same error in the error.log file.
I wouldn't have expected to need an .htaccess at that level, or I would have expected it to be created for me.
What needs to go into that file? Or is there some other problem?