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.