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first I should say that I have searched the net for installation help, and this place seems like the best there is. Is it only available to customers of Total Choice Hosting? I didnt know you guys existed until I started searching for help on MT installation. I have some space at xlan. I got in touch with the admin guy there and he set up three directories;

 

domainname_cgi

domainname_html

domainname_logs

 

Is that a workable way of running this? I'd rather get it right first time round, nd hopefully encounter no problems later on. Who wouldnt though eh?

 

(he also mentioned something about turning off "UseLocking" in the mt.cfg

file.)

 

Sadly, they dont seem to be the best at responding to questions - which is why I am grovelling elsewhere.

 

The installation guides I have found suggest a different structure. So that for one confuses me. I also have a scoop site at xlan - which I suspect is mysql based - but have no idea of any of the mysql details.

 

I really am stuck with this, anyone who can help - please do! As I have the free distro of MT I cant ask them for installation help. But if anyone else can do it, I'll happilly paypal them the money.

 

Sorry again, if this is not in the right place, applicable or appropriate.

 

Thanks

 

john

 

I'm on msn at mulholland_john [at] hotmail.com

or can be mailed at johnmulholland [at] fastmail.fm

 

EDIT: I've edited your email address to prevent spam bots from collecting it.

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Welcome to the forums John.

Yes this forum is intended for TotalChoice Hosting customers but I'm sure someone here would be willing to provide a little help. Sorry I can't help you much on the MT front as I don't use it.

So take a look around and try our search, the answer might already be here.

Also feel free to take a look at our Web Hosting Plans, you might see something you like.

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John,

 

Are you talking about "UseNFSSafeLocking"? I don't see "UseLocking" in the mt.cfg. Unless maybe you have some other older version? Either way, you shouldn't turn on the UseNFSSafeLocking unless you specifically need it, so leave it commented out. There's also "NoLocking", which you also shouldn't use unless you need to.

 

I'm not sure what your question on the directories is. Did you already try to install MT and it didn't work? If you have already tried it and it doesn't work, point us to your site and we'll take a look.

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Hi,

 

Thanks all for the replies. I'm overwhelmed.

 

The current siutation is this;

 

Within moments of posting to this board, xlan got in contact with me saying they owe me a database and that one of their customers sets up MT blogs for $25.

 

Well, I said sure, put me in touch with her. She replied that did set them up. I replied to her that I was interested,....and I have heard no more.

 

I'm getting very tired and annoyed very quickly with the service I'm getting from xlan. I have no idea what the terms to my hosting are - if I am locked in, in any way. Foremost what is keeping me there is that I have also have a scoop web site.

 

However, that is a shambles at the moment - and I would have no hesitation restarting it. Although I have no idea how to install scoop - which is why I went with xlan, as scoop install came as part of the service.

 

Should I move to TCH, could I get some assistance installing scoop? as well as MT? I'm not a complete computer novice - I have worked as a test analyst for the last eight years, but I am dealing here with technologies I know little about.

 

Sorry for the ramble...am tired and frustrated now

 

John

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another update;

 

After reading lots of the forum, and around the site; I have signed up here. I think I have gone for the basic resellet as I have two domains. So once it's all ready to play with I'll have a go at installing MT following the instructions and guides here.

 

If anyone has any experience of scoop, please do get in touch.

 

Looking forward to being able to get up and running!

 

thanks again for all help, info and advice

 

John

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Edit: I just reread your post and see that you have spelled it out already. So disregard what follows below except for the WELCOME

 

John, keep in mind that TotalChoiceHosting is primarily a web hosting service. TCH does not give specifics as to web design. That being said, I am sure there are people (TCH Users) that can maybe steer you in the right direction.

 

If you could tell us what your goal is or could point to a site that you would like to emulate that would be a good start. As mentioned above, MT has their own forum and quite a few forum users here use MT. Just give us some specifics on what you want to accomplish as there may be other less stressful ways to do what you want to do.

 

By the way, welcome to TCH :D (I am just a customer here like most of us and I am sure we could guide you in the right direction)

youneverknow

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hello !

 

Just to clarify what scoop is....check out;

 

http://www.kuro5hin.org/

 

thats probably the best example of the engine. It really is quite lovely when it is up and running. Looking forward to having the account up and running so I can get building !!

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Since you are not going to have shell or root access you may want to read this article for getting scoop installed on a shared server.

 

http://scoop.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/9/20/161918/528

 

Oh that is superb ! I'd not even considered that. Thanks.

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  • 2 months later...
another update;

 

After reading lots of the forum, and around the site; I have signed up here. I think I have gone for the basic resellet as I have two domains. So once it's all ready to play with I'll have a go at installing MT following the instructions and guides here.

 

If anyone has any experience of scoop, please do get in touch.

 

Looking forward to being able to get up and running!

 

thanks again for all help, info and advice

 

John

 

First - welcome to the Forums and to TCH - good move! I've been a customer for several months and am glad I moved over to TCH (I've used 4 others over the last 5 years).

 

Second - If you're installing MT for the first time it can be a tad daunting but our "Blogs" forum is usually able to straighten out pretty much any question.

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Welcome to TCH and welcome to the forums. I've been a customer here for more than 2 years, and am very happy with the service and the support!!

 

I've never used scoop, so I can't be very helpful there, but I will say that the Help Desk people are very helpful when you need help with things like that. So good luck!!

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