As I mentioned before, I was attempting to get a Django page up and running but was having trouble with my .htaccess file.
The kind folks over at the hosts forum was able to let me know the answer to my problem.
Directives in the configuration files are case-insensitive, but arguments to directives are often case sensitive. Lines which begin with the hash character “#” are considered comments, and are ignored. Comments may not be included on a line after a configuration directive. Blank lines and white space occurring before a directive are ignored, so you may indent directives for clarity.
The .htaccess file I had copied had comments. And the comments were the issue. Who knew. As soon as I removed the comments the Django welcome page greeted me.
Now I just have to create something with it.