Hello! Been a long time since I played with b2evolution. Had an idea for a new site though and thought I'd go back and revisit an old friend. :)
Warning: I'm a bit rusty and not as quick with these things as I used to be. I might be missing something obvious/stupid.
Anyhow... I registered the new domain name and have it linked to a subdir on my hosting account, just as I've successfully done with a number of other domains using other software running those sites. Extracted the 6.9.3 stable file package and uploaded via FTP. Got my databases and user created, ran through the install process successfully, I can go to the back-end find and I can load up my site fine if I explicitly add index.php. Therein lies the problem: just using mysitename.com/ doesn't work and then my hosting provider kicks in a boilerplate error page.
So I look into the .htaccess file included w/ b2 and I see this block:
Seems as it should be, assuming mod_dir is there. Not sure if it is...? My hosting provider uses LightSpeed, not Apache. Well, I tried commenting (#) out the IfModule blocks so that the DirectoryIndex line is there regardless, but no change in behavior.
Ok, I give up: what stupid thing am I missing here?