I'm new to blog hosting etc, so this may be an ultra-newbie question.
I just started my own blog, using WordPress.org, hosted by MyDomain/NamesDirect. I would like to use permalinks (nothing fancy, the suggested
/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/ will do just fine). However, I do not have access to the .htaccess files. I have (if I understand correctly) Linux hosting with Apache.
I approached MyDomain's support and they answered as follows:
Hello, We unfortunately do not give access to the .htaccess file when you install it through our apps server. You would have to use it from another party.
To clarify - as long as I use "ugly" permalinks (e.g. http://mysite.com/?p=123) everything works fine.
What can I do besides switching my hosting service?