Can't access pages by http


#1

I just uploaded files to my web site via ftp (Konqueror) and I’m getting errors when I try to access them via http in my browser.

I’ve checked permissions, as I’ve stuffed them up on occasion.

Weird thing is, I changed the browser request to ftp and, after entering login details, retrieved without problem. Changed back to http - no go.

There’s no .htacess in the main domain root directory, where these files are. I have WP and Gallery in subdomains. There are some remnants of a previous WP installation (can’t remember but think it may have been in the main domain). Wondering if any of these could be causing the problem.

Richard


#2

Correction: the old blog was on a different domain


#3

What errors are you receiving?

emufarmers.com
Very little to do with either emus or farmers!


#4

Not Found

The requested URL /index.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I did upload 404.html, but if index.html isn’t found I would expect the same for the error document.

Memory’s not helping me much, but I think when I’ve set up error pages before, I had to put something in .htaccess to make the server find them. As I said, there’s no .htacess in this root directory, so maybe that’s another clue. But then on reflection maybe it’s an apache file (httpdconf is it?) that does that?


#5

Sorry to anyone whose time I may have wasted on this …

At last figured it out. Used WebFTP to see if it would reveal anything and immediately realised that my domain’s root directory isn’t my account’s root directory. I had put the files in the account root directory, i.e.

/home/mydomain.com instead of
/home/mydomain.com/mydomain.com

I hadn’t noticed this subtlety before as I’ve only been using the subdomains, for which ftp doesn’t create this ambiguity.

Richard


#6

so your username is the same as the domain of your site?

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#7

No, when I log in to ftp mydomain.com, I’m actually in the account’s root folder, but my ftp client displays the address ftp://mydomain.com. When I move to the correct directory it displays ftp://mydomain.com://mydomain.com

Don’t know if that’s a slight bug in Konqueror or if it’s standard with other ftp clients. (Maybe a quirk in Konqueror, which does file management, web browser, ftp, and other things all in the one interface.)


#8

okay, i guess it was the /home/ that threw me – on the linux side the directory is /home/username/domain.com/

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#9

Ah! that was just me still getting confused. I threw the home bit in wrongly.