First of all, I am a self-proclaimed idiot. I have read various entries on cgi scripts at dreamhost including the forum and dreamhost knowledge base, but nothing has clicked.
I bought a program that would enable me to host a classified ad site. I have a domain called 2000down.net which is cloaked. It have it set up to point to http://www.rmtillman.com/2000down
Here is a demo of the classified program I am trying to install:
I had something out there already in the 2000down directory, so i moved it all over to a folder called 2000down_orig and I used ws ftp to move the files I had purchased to the 2000down directory
I was given the following 3 folders:
To try to cut down on confusion, I created a "cgi-bin" folder in the 2000down directory and uploaded the "classifieds" folder there. It contained the cgi scripts. I uploaded this folder in ASCII format.
I set the permissions on all of these files from 644 to 755.
I edited the gobal.config file and changed the username to my username which is chunky.
I also changed all instances of "yoursite.com" to "2000down.net".
Then I uploaded the data folder to the 2000down directory, (not the cgi-bin directory). I uploaded in ASCII format and then changed all permissions to 777.
Then I uploaded the classifiedimages folder to the same place as the data folder. I uploaded in Binary format.
According to the instructions, I am just supposed to be able to go to the address, http://www.2000down.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi
BUT doesnt work. I feel certain it is me and not the program.
Maybe I edited the gobal wrong, or shouldn't have created a cgi-bin folder?
you can see everything, I think at http://www.2000down.net
CAN ANYONE HELP ME?