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  1. For my own text editing (lots and lots of LaTeX these days), I'm deep into emacs now. It's a little steep for simple HTML, I think, but it's a great tool now that I have the hang of it.

    Emacs? Bah! I used that for a long time. Then I tried vim. I haven't gone back since. :D

  2. I remember last year when a friend of mine couldn't access my site when he was at school. They were blocking it, claiming that it was a sex site. As I'm sure any who are readers of mine, that's a crock. :)


    Probably just some goofed up keyword filtering that eventually got worked out.

  3. I know they have allowed other hosts to do installs in the past, though I do believe those were paid installs. When I get a chance, if you still haven't heard back, I'll look into it a bit further.

  4. What would be the impact of this auto-install on the client's ability to then use plug-ins and add-ons that are designed for use with some of those apps in the list? 


    Here's why I ask.  I love postnuke, but mainly because of the availablity of some plugins.  Would I still be able to use the plugins or would it have to be requested for the server level?  With Squirrelmail, we've seen that using plugins isn't available now for the server level install of the app.


    If the installation would happen at the account level, then I'm definitely game!

    Not to toot my own horn, but if we do end up making Movable Type available via a one-click-ish install (on the account level), I'd be happy to allow my MT Plugin Manager to be installed along with it. I imagine that would be a big hit. :)

  5. I am a big fan of post nuke my self. You might want to add movable type to your list or some other blog software.

    There are some license issues with a host providing MT for its users. It is do-able, but I imagine Bill would have to get in contact with the Trotts to work something about beforehand.


    That said, I can't say I'd be opposed to including MT in the list, but I may be a little biased. :D

  6. Believe me, I know where you're coming from. Having shell access on the offending system does come in handy in these situations.


    But, there are other ways to track down bugs in CGI scripts. What I've done in the past is wrap the whole darn script up in an giant eval block, like so:

    >eval {
    # all my code goes here
    if ($@) {
       print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n";
       print "Got an error: $@";

    And as soon as it craps out, I get a nice little error message in my browser window.

  7. Off the top of my head, I'm guessing that this has to do with a newer version of Mailman (with the older version having the whole list in one page). I tinkered with the new one for a few minutes yesterday but could not figure out how to get the whole membership list onto one page. I'll try again later when I can find some time; I'm sure there has to be some way to do it.

  8. Let me take a moment to explain the aliases situtation. The output you see containing the email aliases is the output from the Mailman program that creates new lists. It outputs those aliases so that sites that use some email servers (e.g. sendmail) can copy-and-paste that directly into their aliases file.


    Now, we here at Total Choice Web Hosting are using Exim as the email server (that may be a CPanel thing, I'm honestly not sure). Exim is very configurable, to the point that, since Mailman mailing lists follow a nice little pattern, Exim can actually be configured to automatically recognize and properly handle mailing list messages (passing them along to Mailman) without the need for additional configuration for each individual mailing list that is created.


    It's a beautiful thing. :D

  9. Apache's logs should be in the following standard location for each domain: /usr/local/apache/domlogs/domain.name. For example, the log file for my main site is /usr/local/apache/domlogs/rayners.org. Log files for subdomains follow the same pattern.


    You will only have enough access to read the log files. And please remember that direct access to the log files for your domain is not officially support as far as I am aware. You can, however, use CPanel's Raw Log Manager to archive apache's logs in your home directory each month, where running them through a statistics package should be relatively easy.

  10. Mitch:


    <img src='style_images/1/logo4.gif' alt='Total Choice Web Hosting Family Forums' border="0" />


    See the extra backslash... I think that is preventing the alt tag.

    Isn't the extra slash for XHTML 1.0 and beyond? And calling it "extra" probably isn't a good idea either. :D IIRC, it means that the tag is completely self-contained, as opposed to a div or h* tag.

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