Dear support Team,

i have VB in the root, i used to upgrade like this with no problems:

1. Close the site in the admincp
2. Make a new folder in httpdocs called oldfiles (or whatever you like)
3. Move EVERYTHING ELSE into that folder
you should delete the install.php file in the /core/install directory before you proceed to upload the files.
4. Upload a fresh set of new version
5. Copy the /core/includes/config.php folder out of oldfiles back into /core/includes in the root.
6. Copy any image files (smilies, icons, and also attachments and avatars if they are stored in the file system)
from oldfiles back to the correct position in the root.
7. copy any other custom stuff such as htaccess etc from oldfiles into live
8. copied the old files: config.php (already existing in /core/includes) and config.php.bkp in the root
Test the site loads ok
9. run the upgrade script

so, i tried to use the htaccess file of the new version 5.5.6,
i rename it to .htaccess,
uncomment this:
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule .* https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

but the site is not loading ok before running the script upgrade, i upload the old .htaccess and the site loads ok,

Question: should i keep using old htaccess or should i edit something in the new htaccess and use it because it's more secured ?

thank you very much for help