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  1. I'm considering a rebuild of my website and want to know where I would build it, and how I would "go live" with it when I am ready?


    Right now, I have a site on my public_html folder, and a forum on a subdomain. I want to build and test a new site - either joomla or mambo, to bridge to my smf forum, and then go live with the new site, without disrupting the forum. In other words, I want this to be as seamless as possible from the viewer's standpoint - go to bed one night, see one site, wake up the next, see the other - same domains and subdomains...


    how do I do this?



  2. I just downloaded CoreFTP Lite, and tried to connect to my server. This is what I got:


    Welcome to Core FTP, release ver 1.3c, build 1447.6 (U) -- © 2003-2006




    Can't establish connection --> www.windonwater.net/cpanel:xx @ Fri Sep 15 10:52:36 2006 (11004-100)

    The requested name is valid and was found in the database, but it does not have the correct associated data being resolved for.

    OK. What now?



  3. See if this tutorial helps.


    Yes - sorta.... (and thank you)...


    OK - when I went into MySQL, I already had a user and a database. :shocking: Four, actually. Only - since this is the umptininth time of me trying to create this forum, how do I know if this database is the one that goes to my new forum or if it goes to one of the previous attempts? Or, should I just delete all prior attempts as well as the existing databases and start from scratch?


    And - since this is on a subdomain, how do I know if the databases in question are the main domain or some other one? What do I look at in the file structure, or whereever to find out what goes with what? :unsure: :blush: :blink:



  4. TCH-Alex, I did another backup and someone at TCH tried to install it, but it didn't work. At least one table was missing.


    Any other ideas? If I use phpMyAdmin to export the database, how do I install it on the new server?


    Or can I just copy the database file? Where would I find it. I can't find a file that would be big enough to be the database, at least where I am looking on the old server.






    Hi Goatgirl! You'll have to share with me the story behind your handle! :shocking:


    Anyway - please don't stress around this - if you check another forum, you'll see that I'm off doing something else.


    I didn't see the missing table on the old server either. :unsure:



  5. OK - I've been told repeatedly NOT to use fantastico, and after finally getting burned more than enough times, I've decided to install an SMF forum directly instead of using the fantastico version. I'm doing fine, but got to a place where I have to do some FTP stuff... and the hosts here said this:


    Yes, you would use localhost as the MySQL host for a script. As for the other information, you would need to create the database and user in your cPanel and add the user to the database. You would then use that information in the install for the script.


    How do I do this?



  6. How Do I Change Permissions?

    Usually when you hear about changing the permissions or to CHMOD something, it means that you are changing how yourself and others can access the script, file or folder. Generally it is broken up into three parts:


    Reading Ability - Gives them the ability to read the file


    Writing Ability - Gives them the ability to write to the file


    Execution Ability - Gives them the ability to execute the file


    On the other side you have the choice to assign this to a specific group of three:


    Owner - Public - Group


    For the most part when you are doing these types of actions, the instructions for the file or script will let you know what permissions to assign for the file, folder, or script.


    How do you change the permissions? You can do this through your FTP client. For an example, in SmartFTP, once you are logged in, and into your "public_html" folder all you need to do is right-click the folder or file you wish to change the permission of and go down to "Properties/CHMOD".


    OK - I understood very little of this, but there were enough familiar phrases for me to suspect that some answers to some questions would be here....


    Question 1: I want to give administrative access to some more tech savvy folks than myself. Only - the tech support people said one user per cPanel. They also said something about FTP, but I ignored it since I had no idea what that had to do with anything. Now it looks like maybe giving someone ftp access IS giving them admin access. How would you go about assigning technical administrators to a website?


    Question 2: I installed the SMF forum script on my subdomain, and then got messages telling me to upgrade from version 1.05 to version 1.08. When I attempted to do that this is what I got:



    Some of the files this package needs to modify are not writable. This needs to be changed by logging into FTP and chmoding the files.


    It then asks me for FTP server, password, etc. Here's the set up:


    FTP Server: LocalHost

    Port: **

    Username: _________

    Password: ________________

    Local path to SMF: /public_html/realm


    OK... so here's the problem. I've plunked in my username & password, changed "Local Host" to my domain name (as per my support folks) and it keeps coming right back to this screen.


    Which password is it looking for? My control panel password, or my SMF admin password? How do I know if it finished "chmoding" or not?


    And... what the heck is "chmoding"??? It looks like its asking me to change permissions... but... ?



  7. Erm - related question:


    I now have ZERO subdomains, according to cPanel. :) If I just go ahead and create the subdomain, and re-rename the folder back to what it was - will that work?


    Here's a screen that I totally didn't understand:


    Sub Domain Maintenance



    Current Sub-Domains





    . _____________.windonwater.net windonwater.net

    Note: If you wish to grant virtual ftp access to this subdomain, just create an FTP user with the same username as the subdomain base name that is listed inside the () above.




    Note: Subdomains rely on the DNS system in order to function, which means that your DNS information must propagate throughout the different DNS servers on the Internet before your subdomain becomes fully active. This process on the average takes a few hours.





  8. OK. I've got a subdomain - not an addon. However - still don't quite see the difference. My subdomain doesn't go to my main website - it goes straight to the forum. This addon issue isn't an issue for me - I just want to understand better what the real difference is, and why there are policy distinctions.


    As I mentioned - I've only got the one subdomain so far - it is realm.windonwater.net. What difference would it have made from a technical standpoint if I had instead had windonwaterrealm.net?



  9. Here's the deal:


    I'm interested in transferring my website to a reliable host. My current host is really killing my site with the inordinate amount of downtime. However, I'm running into a few glitches, so I ask your indulgence while I explain myself:


    1. My web site is built using phpWebSite, which my host had preinstalled on their cPanel (Fantastico?) platform. I also have a forum on a subdomain. That forum is built using SMF (Simple Machines Forums), which was also preinstalled on the cPanel (Fantastico). I do NOT want to change the forum at ALL -I just want to move it from one host's server to another host's server. If at all possible, I don't want to have to rebuild the site, either.

    • Is it possible to move these sites and have them hosted on Total Choice?
    • Does Total Choice have people who know how to do that, or can tell me what to do, even for a fee?

    2. If it is NOT possible, what are my options?



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