joined:Sept 13, 2013
OK, I'm moving a site from a stand-alone server to a commercial shared server. On my stand-alone Apache server, when I put a README.txt in a directory, and then list that directory to a client, the README.txt is written out, headlined below the directory list. As in, here's the directory above, and here are some things you should know about it.
But, my commercial server (HostGator) seems to default to IndexIgnore my README.txt. That README.txt is not headlined, but is just listed innocuously along with all the other files in the directory. Ugh. Other than that, it works well.
Now, in my stand-alone system, no sweat. That's about removing README.txt from my IndexIgnore in my httpd.conf file. But, but, my commercial server doesn't offer me an httpd.conf file! In fact, the somewhat clueless support folks don't even really know what an httpdconf file is!
So my question is, what are my options to restoring my original functionality for README.txt? Can I do something with my .htaccess?