Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? Yes, all I could find, especially pore over https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/troubleshooter/prbasicts.html
I made/unmade every change recommended on this sheet. There are none of the problem codes you recommend removing. I commented/uncommented the rewrite base. I went through the htaccess file to attempt any additional items. I turned error checking and debugging on and off on the site - error console was silent as though it recognized no problem, turned sel plug in off and on, as well as all the joomla global seo settings. I've read all articles in joomla forums, not finding a solution.
Have I searched the tickets before posting? Yes, none of the error 500/blank page probs/solutions seem to be whats happening on my site.
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? All pages of Quickstart Guide, Kickstart Guide, and the long version Backup Guide as well as all troubleshooting on-line documentation I could find. All the solutions seemed not to apply to my site.
Joomla! version: Joomla! 2.5.6 Stable [ Ember ] 19-June-2012 14:00 GMT
MySQL version: Version: 5.0.91-log
Host: i.page using Apache/2 server
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: 3.6.2 8-18-2012
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: 3.5.2
Description of my issue:
backed up from local server, uploaded to shared server
used kickstart for extraction - direct method, worked fine.
Akeeba backup to restore - worked fine.
site works fine EXCEPT when index.php is on every url - on the front end - not on the backend
this results in a blank home page because customer wouldn't know to add "index.php" to the end of the site name entered.
one the home page url is entered (either directly or from joomla backside link) the status bar (bottom banner of chrome browser) blinks: looking for 220.127.116.11 then thats gone and page is blank.
Attached is a copy of the .htaccess file
please help, this seems to be a small matter of settings, somehow, but i simply cannot figure this out on my own.
Thank you sincerely,