The hosting is with Managed Way.
I installed WP manually.
WP did not create an htaccess file when i installed it - at least not that i could find on the root level of the WP installation.
if your wondering, the ftp client i use is Transmit. I selected "show hidden files" in the view options, and again did not see an htaccess file. from what ive read WP does not always create one.
I am getting the message of "If your .htaccess file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t…" but as i said there is no htaccess file visible. Is there somewhere it would be other than the root level of WP?
The version of WP is 3.4.1
the rtf is not causing any problems when it is an rtf. its when i rename it to .htacceess that it causes problems.
i have also tried this with a txt. same result. as a txt it does nothing, when renamed to .htaccess it causes the site not to work and i get the following message:
"Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, email@example.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2 Server at porthuronairportshuttle.com Port 80"
the site is porthuronairportshuttle.com