I cannot use htacces with my host, i started on a project using zencart and in the end i had to rename the htaccess files in order for the site to format properly.
I have downloaded the 9mb fiile from Magento and uploaded the unzipped files to my htdocs on my host server.
As soon as i ran the installation i got the dreaded 500 error and i knew straight away it was the htaccess file. I renamed it and sure enough the page loaded and i agreed to the terms but hitting the continue button does nothing.
I know it has something to do with the htacces files, my question is am i flogging a dead horse here?
Magento has the look and feel that i want Zencart is an excellent program but i want to try something new with the project i have on the go now.
I have read the step by step guides and been through just about every post about the htacces file but im struggling. i am not an expert, so i will be relying on the communities help and support.