I've got a site on DH that's been using index.html as it's homepage for some time now. I'd like to change it over to use index.php and still allow people who have bookmarked the index.html page to have the site automatically load the new index.php homepage. I'd rather not use the HTML redirect technique.
I've been trying to get mod_rewrite to work and have tried the example (and various permutations) of what I found on the DH wiki: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Mod_rewrite
What I have found is that if I include the "Options +FollowSymLinks" line that the site comes up "500 Internal Error".
If the .htaccess file contains just this:
RewriteRule ^index.html$ /index.php
Then I just get the old index.html page. I suspect it's something simple but I can't seem to figure this one out.