Dir trouble


#1

hi
i am trying to set up a web site but with limited success
One problem at a time
when i enter address www.mysite.com instead of seeing my home page im getting index of/
I set up my site in a sub dir and want to

redirect to the sub dir
or
move the database up 1 dir

thanks for your time
Brian


#2

You have the option to change your site’s “home” directory in Domains -> Manage Domains.

Then click Edit for your domain and change the Web Directory to /home/username/domain.com/subdirectory

A redirect is a kludge since your main content is in a subdirectory, but can be done. Do a forum search here for “redirect,” and I’m sure you’ll find much information.

I don’t quite understand what you mean by “move the database up 1 dir.” If the database contains paths, then you can manually update the database via phpMyAdmin, located via http at the database server you specified.

-Scott


#3

When you say “move the database up 1 dir”, are you asking how to move all the files and folders in the subdirectory up one level and into the main domain.com directory?

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#4

Hi sdayman
Thanks for that
I went with option A and it worked a treat

Hi sXi
yes that is what I was asking and would still like to know. It may come in handy later

Thank you both for your time
Brian


#5

To do it in ftp, highlight all the files and drag them onto the parent directory link - it’s usually labelled as a folder icon named with two dots ()

To do it in shell, cd into your subdirectory and mv -f * …/

Depending on the software you’re using, you may have to change any hardcoded links in the script or database to reflect your new path. This is usually in a config.php file or a config table in a database.

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#6

Thanks sXi
When i figure out what that means I’ll give it a try
Good for now
Brian