Subject: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 11/10/07 12:39pm
By: Anonymous

Ive got hosting through godaddy and ive had them do an install of geeklog and ive even gotten brave and done my own install of geeklog which went pretty good but im not sure how to really accomplish what im wanting. The directions for doing an install in the root directory still put geeklog in a folder like www.sitename.com/public_html/ how are sites dropping geeklog down even further where its always www.sitename.com and not in sub folders?

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 11/10/07 01:13pm
By: 1000ideen

Geeklog has various sub folders. What are the problems with that?

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 11/10/07 02:36pm
By: Anonymous


Its not that i have a problem with geeklogs subfolders i was just wondering how people are making it look like they arent entering into subfolders.

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 11/10/07 02:41pm
By: 1000ideen

I don`t know if I get you correctly but this "/public_html/" means web root. Maybe in your case it is identical with "www.sitename.com" ?

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 11/10/07 05:09pm
By: Anonymous

Im meaning ive seen sites that have geeklog installed and when you go to the site and are using it the url stays as www.sitename.com not www.sitename.com/public_html.

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 12/10/07 04:06am
By: 1000ideen

Yes, that`t what I mean too :wink: Install it in the web root.

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 12/10/07 10:45am
By: jmucchiello

Quote by: newtogeeklog

Ive got hosting through godaddy and ive had them do an install of geeklog and ive even gotten brave and done my own install of geeklog which went pretty good but im not sure how to really accomplish what im wanting. The directions for doing an install in the root directory still put geeklog in a folder like www.sitename.com/public_html/ how are sites dropping geeklog down even further where its always www.sitename.com and not in sub folders?

Your problem is godaddy. Most webhosts give you a home directory on the webserver (your account's root directory) and under that directory is a subdirectory which point to your domain. So, you'd have

some_server_path/youraccountname/
some_server_path/youraccountname/webroot

So installing on such a system you move the files and folders inside public_html to webroot and put the rest of geeklog elsewhere

some_server_path/yourloginname/geeklog/

I don't think godaddy works this way. I may be wrong but I believe the webroot and the account root are the same directory. So you would need to put all the files and folders in public_html directory into your account root along side the rest of Geeklog. Then you'd need to make sure the files in geeklog are not visible from the browser. It's an ugly solution for doing upgrades or if you want to install other software alongside Geeklog.

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 12/10/07 05:50pm
By: Dirk

For Joe's answer, also see Installing Geeklog entirely within the web root

bye, Dirk

Re: installation in the root directory questions..CRAZY

Posted on: 02/11/07 01:10am
By: Johnny999

I have been here for 3 hours trying to change the config file to work with my site so the public_ html directory doesn't show. Nothing I do works. I still get errrors when trying to load the page. Still can't get it to work. I am so frustrated by now I am near to throwing this damn computer out the window...literally!

ANY IDEAS WHAT I CAN DO NOW?

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 02/11/07 05:03am
By: 1000ideen

Quote by: Johnny999


ANY IDEAS WHAT I CAN DO NOW?



Yes, open a new thread and tell us precisely what you did and what the errors are. :kickcan:

Re: installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 07/11/07 05:00pm
By: nikebound

Quote by: newtogeeklog

Ive got hosting through godaddy and ive had them do an install of geeklog and ive even gotten brave and done my own install of geeklog which went pretty good but im not sure how to really accomplish what im wanting. The directions for doing an install in the root directory still put geeklog in a folder like www.sitename.com/public_html/ how are sites dropping geeklog down even further where its always www.sitename.com and not in sub folders?


GoDaddy is building the sites as /usr/..../sitename/html for your root directory.
If you want to keep the security as it's set up, create a subdomain called gl.example.com & point it to @/public_html. Then in your root directory create a .htaccess file that includes the line:

Redirect /index.* http://gl.example.com/public_html/index.php

That will cause anyone typing in www.example.com to be bounced to your geeklog index site.
When I get my proofs back, I will be dropping the redirect & using the index in the root directory as the splash screen with site entry redirecting people to the gl.nikebound.com site.

The easy thing would be if GoDaddy would just let you edit the www subdomain instead. But it's reserved & you can't touch it.

You can try pulling everything out of public_html & into your root directory. If you do, you will need to edit the config.php file & pull '/public_html' out of every pathname that you find it in. Some people have reported problems with that, and I haven't done it so I can't tell you how well it actually works.

Installation in the root directory questions

Posted on: 08/04/11 02:57pm
By: Anonymous

Where can i find the root directory on my go daddy's account? I need to find the folder containing joomla, I installed joomla on my go daddy account not through manual installation, it was one of go daddy's CMS application service provided on their site, so that's why I don't have any idea where to find the file directory of joomla on my go daddy's account. I need to edit some php files there. Thanks a lot! :banghead:

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