First time Drupal user and a PHP and mysql NOOB.
I have downloaded Drupal to the server (a rented space in a cheap webhotel by the way), Mysql database was premade, installed the database.mysql and edited the settings.php file.
At first trying to launch the site using the index.php I got the following error
"Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log."
Drupal appears to require something called PHP version 4.3.3+, the PHP version my webhost provides is 4.3.11, is this the reason for the error. Going over to www.PHP.net I cant find reference to any 4.3.3, there is a 4.4.0 (and 5) and the old 4.3.11 no 4.3.3.
Removing the .htaccess file makes me able to login for the first time and set up the administrator account. Still worried about that .htaccess file, probably an important file, dont know what it does really.
Can anyone shed some light over here?
Should I abort my efforts using Drupal on this webhost?
Is there something in this .htaccess file that can be altered to make it function?
Tried Mambo before and that one kind of worked.
A Nice day to all Drupels out there