1 Reply Latest reply on May 9, 2012 10:12 AM by sudarshan.t

    .htaccess blank

    cripaustin Level 1

      Hi

       

      I'm having trouble with the .htaccess file. (I'm running MAMP and Dreaweaver on a MacBook Pro.)

       

      I set 'show hidden files', created the .htaccess file in the Files panel for Dreamweaver - uploaded it to the testing server, etc. The file is blank and there is nothing to edit.

       

      Is this because I am using a testing server? or is there another problem? What am I missing?

       

      I have searched the web for about an hour on this - and all instructions make the task sound so simple - just a case of creating the file - but I have had no success so far.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Chris

        • 1. Re: .htaccess blank
          sudarshan.t Level 6

          You need not have DreamWeaver to make .htaccess files.

           

          You could do it from your web host cPanel (if you have access to it). Or, you could use a plain text editor like TextWrangler or Smultron (my personal favorite). Create your .htaccess file and upload using FTP on your sandbox/ testing server. You should be good to go.