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Set up a second web site

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:38 pm
by nucopia
How can I set up a second hosted web site on exetel ?
Is it possible and if yes are there any costs.
thanks

Re: Set up a second web site

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:10 pm
by Dazzled
You could buy some hosting.

Another way is to set up a new "site" on a subdirectory under your present root directory. There is no need to link to it from the first (root) home page. Anyone who knows or can find the second pathname can go straight to an index file located there.

By Exetel's reckoning it is still all one user area, and the size limit still applies.

Re: Set up a second web site

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:39 pm
by nucopia
Dazzled wrote:

Another way is to set up a new "site" on a subdirectory under your present root directory. There is no need to link to it from the first (root) home page. Anyone who knows or can find the second pathname can go straight to an index file located there.

By Exetel's reckoning it is still all one user area, and the size limit still applies.
So how would I do this exactly ?
thanks for any help

Re: Set up a second web site

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:12 pm
by Dazzled
Set up a subdirectory or directories using your ftp client (make directory or mkdir), and tell your visitors there is something at http://home.exetel.com.au/yokoyama/my-secret-site. Don't link to it from your home page. Put a new "index.html" file there.

I know you are also revealing your main page address, but only those in the know and those with much better than average search skills will find it. Lame I know, but it doesn't cost anything. This approach also gives a way to have a small private file repository, in which case you would put a ".htaccess" file there instead.



PS Your site is getting along nicely, but is accumulating errors that can lead to browsers not showing it as you wish. It is time to validate it. See http://validator.w3.org/ or http://validator.aborla.net/

You can check out code syntax at http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/
There is a short article on .htaccess at http://javascriptkit.com/howto/htaccess.shtml, and another at http://www.cgiextremes.com/extras/Tips_ ... ccess.html

Re: Set up a second web site

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:20 pm
by nucopia
ok Than ks
I will try that

Re: Set up a second web site

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:04 pm
by nucopia
I tried to validate as you suggest wow its realy hard for me with all the errors
I dont know were to start fixing every thing
or how.

Re: Set up a second web site

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:13 pm
by Dazzled
Your first omission is a DOCTYPE statement at the head of the file. Reference at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctype. This lack causes the browser to start to make assumptions about what follows, usually that your code is in an early form of html. Other assumptions are made as the successive syntax errors occur. The trouble with this is that different browsers sometimes make different assumptions, and Firefox, Opera, Safari, Konqueror, Internet Explorer etc all start to show something different. On top of that early Microsoft IE versions ignore some of the standards, but the latest IE tries to conform. For best results, use strictly standard code, apart from the few constructions that give older IE trouble.

It's not really as awful as the validator makes it seem, and it's quite a simple site. Open index.html in your text editor (notepad etc, NOT word) and tidy it a little by nesting <tag> and </tag> under each other. Line feeds and white space are normally ignored by the browser, so use them to make it human-readable. Then use the reference at http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/ to work through the tag statements to see what they are about, and you will be well on the road to coding in html.

Another approach you might like to explore is to find something you like at http://www.opendesigns.org/ and modify the html code provided there in your text editor to your own needs. Note - most modern sites use CSS (style sheets in separate files) to replace the <style type="text/css"> tags you have embedded in index.html.