If you’re writing your .htaccess file on your own local computer, remember, some operating systems do not allow the creation of a file named „.htaccess” because of the initial dot („.”). You can always name the file without the initial dot or with a standard extension (e.g. „htaccess.txt”). Once the file is uploaded to your weblog’s directory, rename it with your FTP software. Most FTP Clients should provide you a way to rename files this.