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New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:06 pm
by nucopia
I set up my webspace
http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/
when I try to look at the URL it opens as Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /yokoyama/ on this server.


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Apache/2.2.3 (Debian) mod_ssl/2.2.3 OpenSSL/0.9.8c Server at home.exetel.com.au Port 80
if I ues the FTP and log in , then upload a web page (i use front page ) I can see the files but its still not working properly
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can any one help me please

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:27 pm
by Dazzled
If you are coming from Windows, remember that the web server runs Linux (as it has just told you), and the rules are slightly different. Some possibilities to sort you out---

(check these with your ftp client)

1 Do you have a valid file "index.html" in your web space? Note the spelling and all lower case.

2 If you do have a valid index file, have you set your files' permissions correctly? The easy solution is to use the chmod function of your ftp client to set all your files to 705 (= user: read, write, execute; others: read, execute)

One of these usually fixes it.

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:32 pm
by nucopia
Wow Im 13
I dont have a clue how to do that
how do I set up the index file ? html ?
I only made a web page with front page and called it index the opened the ftp in windows and uploaded it.
so what do I need to do to set up an index file etc ?
thanks for helping me

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:43 pm
by Dazzled
The first thing is to get a home page coded in html. You can do it is a text editor if you know html, otherwise use a suitable authoring application as you have (although the code produced is often execrable, and won't pass a validation test). Anyway, one way or another get your home page coded and saved and name the file "index.html" - all lower case, to suit the Linux/Apache server. If your OS dislikes the four character suffix, or won't give you lower case, change the name after you have ftp transferred it (probably a right click item).

So, using an ftp client, log in to fw_<your name> and transfer the file to the web server. Still using the ftp client, check the name and spelling as it appears at Exetel's end.

Then again with the ftp client - probably also a right click menu - check the server's files' permissions. The menu item will probably include a word like permissions or the linux term chmod.

See how you go.

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:22 pm
by nucopia
Ok I think I worked out what was wrong I changed the file name to index.html and re loaded it now its working ok wow thats great thanks for the help
this is my first time to make a web site and upload it
my web site is about me and JUDO Im off to japan in Jan 5 for six months training and competitions
I tried to make a hyper link to a second page Video link to http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/video.htm
but it dont work
I named the second page "video" and when it loaded its video.htm which is the same as the hyper link
but it wont open ... web page can noit be found ... strange
thanks for your help !

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:26 pm
by JamesR
nucopia wrote:Ok I think I worked out what was wrong I changed the file name to index.html and re loaded it now its working ok wow thats great thanks for the help
this is my first time to make a web site and upload it
my web site is about me and JUDO Im off to japan in Jan 5 for six months training and competitions
I tried to make a hyper link to a second page Video link to http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/video.htm
but it dont work
I named the second page "video" and when it loaded its video.htm which is the same as the hyper link
but it wont open ... web page can noit be found ... strange
thanks for your help !
The link on your main page to "Video" is linked to "http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/video", however "video" by itself makes the server look for a directory called video.

In this case, in the end of the hyperlink you will need to add ".htm" to make it link to http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/video.htm.

Your code should look like this for the link (if you are able to view and edit the code):

Code: Select all

<a href="http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/video.htm">Video's</a>
Hope this helps.

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:30 pm
by nucopia
Ok I will try this <a href="http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/vide ... Video's</a>
fingers crossed
:D

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:32 pm
by JamesR
nucopia wrote:Ok I will try this <a href="http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/vide ... Video's</a>
fingers crossed
:D
All looks good from here now, if you need any other assistance, don't hesitate to ask :)

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:32 pm
by nucopia
wooooowowowowow it works !!!!
thanks for helping me get my site up and working merry christmas ! :D :D :D
Thanks if its ok later I may have some questions how to do things to make my site better
if thats ok
thanks
Liam
ps does it look ok I mean any suggestions to make it better Im so excited !

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:33 pm
by JamesR
nucopia wrote:wooooowowowowow it works !!!!
thanks for helping me get my site up and working merry christmas ! :D :D :D
No problems, and to you too. Seasons Greetings.

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:50 am
by Dazzled
Well there's been some progress since I ducked off for some zeds. If you find some of the source file expressions are getting a bit long using full path names, you can shorten them with the usual Linux notation, like this:
<a href="./video.htm">Videos</a>
"./filename" is a file located in the current directory, in this case a file in the same directory as "index.html"

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:15 am
by nucopia
Hi
Thanks for your help !
I was trying to add a "hit counter " to my web page.
I tried to do it with the one from front page , but it dont work for me
I was wondering if you can suggest a free hit counter I can get , thats not a danger for virus or stuff like that
Thanks
Merry Christmas

Re: New web site set up problems

Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:03 am
by JamesR
nucopia wrote:Hi
Thanks for your help !
I was trying to add a "hit counter " to my web page.
I tried to do it with the one from front page , but it dont work for me
I was wondering if you can suggest a free hit counter I can get , thats not a danger for virus or stuff like that
Thanks
Merry Christmas
I believe you were given a response here :)

Merry Christmas!