File access disabled...?

Hello! I’m a new DreamHost customer. I’m in the process of uploading my files and I took a look at my page… it gave me this error:

Warning: main(): URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/.keerokee/eeveechan/ on line 1

I don’t understand. You can see the problem live at


Search this forum and the wiki ( This has been answered to many times to count.

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Is this a script that you had up and running at another host–probably one that had CPanel?

If you’re trying to open a file on a remote server, you’ll probably want to take a look at this cURL article in the wiki.

If you’re trying to open one of your own files, but you’re doing something like include(‘http://www…/file.php’), you’ll want to change it to include(’/local/server/path/file.php’) instead.

See this article.

DH doesn’t have the /public_html/ path, so you’ll also need to update that where ever it’s entered in the code.

You can also leave out the .keerokee part of the Dreamhost path.

If your script has a config file, or a section where you entered path info at some point, I’d start by going back through there and make sure it matches up with the Dreamhost path: /home/eeveechan/

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Thanks, I figured it out - when I switched to DreamHost, Dreamweaver annoyingly updaed all my links.