[quote name='jscher2000' post='773437' date='02-May-2009 14:58']Hmmm, 1&1 offers a very short list of .htaccess commands they promise will work. (1&1 Webhosting FAQ | Modifying Apache Webserver configuration.) Most of the commands in your example are not listed. But... there's no harm in trying.
So I added this to an .htaccess file on a 1&1 Linux shared hosting account --
-- and I got a 500 error. Whoops! That's a bad sign. I got the same error with:
That's pretty discouraging. It suggests that the reason the following do not have any effect --
-- is that the module is not loaded.
You might be able to confirm that with customer service. I'm not sure why they don't load that, just as I disagree with their rationale for defaulting to PHP4. Their philosophy with shared hosting appears to be to be as backwards compatible as they can at the expense of users who want more advanced features. Considering their prices and the possible costs of support, I guess that is necessary to make their business model work. But it is frustrating![/quote]
Thanks -- that is exactly what happened to me -- I guessed the module wasn't loaded, but there are places on the Internet that mention THEY have a 1and1 *shared* account (like me) and are using compression................. Ccustomer Service was a complete waste of time -- the guy had absolutely no idea what I was talking about