If you’ve tried running WordPress on Bluehost, you may have run into this: you change your Permalink Settings, and the site no longer works. You get “403 Permission Denied”.
The fix is pretty simple. Just edit the .htaccess file in the blog’s root directory and add the line
Options +FollowSymlinks. I put it after
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> because that was suggested by the article that I found on the interwebs.
I don’t know why I’ve only had to do this with Bluehost, but their tech support told me that they don’t have any plans to fix whatever the underlying issue is.