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  1. New Tch Site

    The "Help Site - Shopping Carts" page has a green & blue label of "TOTALCHOICE - SEARCH ENGINES" instead of "TOTALCHOICE - SHOPPING CARTS". www.totalchoicehosting.com/help/searchenginepage.htm
  2. Hmmm...curious...I don't know where that's from. As I said earlier, I didn't set up any redirection when I created the trial subdomain. However, I now went into CPanel's subdomain page and selected the "Remove subdirection" item. Still the same thing. I checked the .htaccess files in both the public_html and trial directories; no evidence of a redirection related to "trial" in either one. BTW, how did you manage to see that 301 page?
  3. I've run into an issue others have mentioned recently, but things have eventually worked for them. I created a subdomain using CPanel, letting CPanel create the subdomain directory and association. I didn't do anything further (following the instructions from other people's posts). When I specify the subdomain (http://trial.coachdana.com) in a browser, it is getting translated to www.coachdana.com. I wonder what I may be doing differently. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  4. PHP

    I recommend setting yourself up so you are as compatible as possible with TCH. This will give likely you the fewest problems when you move your code over from your machine to your web hosting account. My Windows 2000 PC is set up with Apache 1.3.28 (I'm off by one, since my TCH server is at 1.3.29 now) PHP 4.3.2 (TCH at 4.3.3) MySQL 4.0.14a (TCH at 4.0.15-standard) phpMyAdmin I had initially tried IIS and, later, Apache 2.x, but found that there were some slight differences between how they served web pages and how Apache at TCH served web pages, so I decided to stick with what TCH is using. This way, I my environment is very close to TCH and I rarely run into differences when I move my code over to TCH. (Looks like I have some updating to do... )
  5. Funny clip bashing Macintosh

    As a former happy (but sometimes frustrated) Mac user, that was great! And I could relate to a number of the things he said. I switched to the PC a number of years ago because our company had switched, but there's still a soft spot in my heart for the Mac. Has someone put together a comparable video for the different frustrations of being a PC user?
  6. The use of PHP within .shtml files is of acute interest to me, so I've been closely following this thread. (My site currently uses .shtml files across the board without PHP, but I want to be able to include PHP, along with SSI, within my files.) I tried the >AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .shtml as noted by others, with the same effect: a request to download a file. Now that I see that others are running into the same issue I had, I did a search on the web and turned up a number of people saying that servers can't parse for both SSI and PHP together; it's one or the other (e.g., http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum88/1015.htm). In other words, it appears that what I want to do is not possible, and that I will have to convert all my files from SSI to PHP so I can get at the other PHP functionality I want to use.
  7. Font Size

    I've been reading some wonderful articles by Jakob Nielsen recently on web site accessibility. I ran across a reference to his site while visiting w3c.org. Some of the articles are a little old, but a lot of the basic principles still hold. Check out Dr. Nielsen's www.useit.com/alertbox/. "Alertbox" is his biweekly (more or less) column about web usability. A good place to start might be his Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes of 2002. If nothing else, he has some wonderful cartoons to illustrate his points. I've changed some of my approaches after reading some of his articles.
  8. Troubles With Cgi-bin Script: Step 0

    I now have CGI scripts working! Now I can get on to the fun stuff. I finally tracked down what I (as it turns out) was doing wrong: the CGI files were FTPing in binary, not text mode. I have my domain FTP site set up in Windows Explorer and I tend to use that to transfer many of my files. I discovered today that Windows Explorer transfers .cgi files as binary, not text. That meant the Linux host was seeing CR-LF instead of straight LF for the end-of-line markers. And it turns out that's NOT a good thing. I'm now using Core FTP Lite and HTML-Kit (a great freeware HTML, etc. editor, IMHO) to do the FTP transfers, since they do give me more feedback about the transfer and they transfer CGI files as text. Thanks to those who supplied ideas and tried to help earlier on. I really appreciate it.
  9. Forum Security Updates

    Great! Thanks for the heads up! And it was fast and painless - under two minutes for me to update my 1.2 RC1 board.
  10. Mozilla

    Mozilla Firebird is at http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html. They just relocated there from elsewhere. EDIT: you can still get Firebird at the mozilla.org site. You'll see it on the left side of the home page (http://www.mozilla.org/). Along with the other browsers mentioned in posts above, I also use Netscape Navigator 4.76 because I still have at least one user who's using that on a Unix box. Hopefully, her sysadmin will decided to upgrade soon! Navigator's actually a little useful, because it's not very forgiving. Certain errors in my page code are immediately blatantly obvious!
  11. Is there a way of having a web page programmatically check for the bandwidth used so far? If I could do that, I could use that to control the pages accessible to the user. For instance (below, "my threshold" is whatever threshold I deem is safe to avoid going over the limit by the end of the month): >if bandwidth used so far this month > my threshold disable access to certain high-bandwidth pages (e.g., pages with music files) In the Cpanel, there is the "Bandwidth" entry under Stats. However, this displays a pre-existing web page that has the bandwidth appear as a literal numeral. I"m guessing this page gets created once per day.
  12. Htaccess Problems

    I have no experience with rewriteCond, but what about trying a binary search: split the file in two (of course, keeping whatever common stuff you need) and keep doing that until you track down the line with the error.
  13. Troubles With Cgi-bin Script: Step 0

    Hmmm...thanks, Ty. I tried it on your site and, I agree, it works quite well. I've submitted a trouble ticket to the help desk, since I'm now wondering if there could be a configuration issue outside of my control (of course, I could still be totally wrong!). I referenced the ticket back to this topic and your script, so I would be happy if you would leave the script on your web site for a little while. Thanks!
  14. New Support Person!

    Welcome, DC!
  15. Troubles With Cgi-bin Script: Step 0

    Hi, Phil, Thanks for the input. While doing some reading a few days ago, I discovered that and gave it a try - no go. Today, I took the script as you had it and tried it - again, no go: same 500 error. I'm not really sure what's happening here, and I don't have enough knowledge about CGI to make intelligent guesses.