I am sort of new at this so of course I messed it up.
I read all the files I could find here about using .htaccess with Dreamhost.
I opened a file on my Domain by just clicking on Go in the manage domain section. The folder was named .htaccess but there was nothing in it yet.
I opened Notepad and pasted in some of the information that I saw in the help sections. Then I also saved that as .htaccess but Office 2000 Word would only save it with the .txt extension.
Oh I set the permissions for the Folder as 644 like it was suggested.
Then I went to FTP over my text file but there was no .htaccess folder showing to FTP over to. So I went back into the Manage area on dreamhost control panel and into my domain. No .htaccess folder.
I tried to create a new one and I get an error popup that I do not have permission or some such thing.
How do I find this folder? I tried going into View and changing the hidden files to visible but nothing happened.
How badly did I mess this up?
I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.
Why don't I have permissions on my own Hosting service? This is too odd.