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    I have a major problem because I think I've just crashed my website. I have VBulletin installed on the server and I wanted to add RSS feeds to it. The message came back that I had to change my .htaccess files permissions to below a certain number (can't remember what it was). Anyway, I went to CPanel and changed the permissions.

    I basically unchecked the top 3 buttons in the permissions box. The number dropped to I think: 0311, or something like that. (Read, write and something else)

    Now I can't access my website and my CPanel FTP manager won't open the file again for me to change it back to 0755. It tries to load data, but then stops with the message data error.

    The error log in CPanel says: [Sat Jun 20 11:22:23 2009] [crit] [client] (13)Permission denied: /home/armyride/public_html/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

    Please help me...I have no idea about any of this stuff

  • #2
    Have you tried contacting your host to fix that?

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    • #3
      Lynne you're a star!

      I didn't know that I could do that. I contacted Site Ground via their ticket system and 20mins later I was back online.

      Thanks you


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