This is the situation I had after I downloaded a copy of my Wordpress website from my 1&1 Hosting that was installed with the Click and Build tool. I followed my own instructions to create a local version of a remotely hosted WordPress website however I found that when I tried to load this local version in a web browser, the homepage did not show, however it downloaded to the Downloads folder.

The problem

The ‘.htaccess’ file! In this file I found that 1&1 had added a line (line #86) that tells PHP files to be executed by a processor that would not work for me locally using MAMP.

The solution

Just comment out line #86 in ‘.htaccess’ :D.

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