Since you appear to have cPanel for a control panel, I moved your other thread over here. LPCP is Lunarpage's homebrewed proprietary control panel, standard on all newer servers (Linux-based).
As for why you don't see your root .htaccess, I don't know -- it should always exist, even if it's empty. My guess is that you either aren't looking in the right directory, or you didn't set the switch to show "dot" files correctly. If you still can't get to your .htaccess, you'll need to open a support ticket and have them walk you through it. Can you see .htaccess in the directory listing, but just not open it? The permissions should be 644 (rw-r--r--).