I'm now setting up a weblog site and encountered this problem.
My server is Apache httpd 2.2. In case my weblog pollutes the root directory(
htdocs), I created a subdirectory
blog. The current state is that I can access the root directory from outside with
http://my_ip_address/; it shows
However, when I access the URL
http://my_ip_address/blog, the server does not respond. I think there must be something wrong with the configuration. After searching Google, I find
.htaccess may be the point, which is missing in the
blog directory. Am I on the right track? By the way, what does
.htaccess used to do?
Could you please give me a reference as a starting point?