Not sure if anyone uses Joomla, but I have just downloaded a Amazon Product Feed (APF) from Mr. Rat (http://www.mrrat.com/scripts.html).
I’m not familiar at all with PERL or even how to set it up thru the Dreamhost network. The instructions he gives are pretty thorough but there are two issues I have with them that I need further help with understanding what I am actually looking at and what all this means. Here are my two problem areas that I am not sure if I need to modify or how to get to.
1)Edit the Script if Needed
There is one thing that you might need to change in order for the script to run correctly for you.
To edit the script, open it in a text editor that understands Unix type line endings. HTML-Kit works great for this and is what I use to write the script. It looks a bit more complicated, but has some features that make it much easier to edit scripts like this (such as color coding elements). Now that you have it open don’t be scared, you only have to change one thing. [NOTE: I HAVE GOTTEN THIS FAR]
The very top line should look like this:
This tells the script where to look for your Perl directory. This is the most common location of Perl for most servers, you should be able to find this out from your hosting. If yours is different, simply edit it in the script. Like this:
Only change this if it is different for your server, if it is the same, leave it like it is. This is the easiest way to break the the script so if you don’t need to edit it, DON’T.
Connect to your website in the FTP Program and double click on your cgi-bin folder (you may need to open the public_html folder first, depends on server).[NOTE: This is probably where I am having the most trouble. I cannot find the public_html folder on my FTP server, and don’t know where the cgi-bin would be anyways that I need to upload the files into]
On the bottom of the 2 windows you will see 3 options
ASCII Binary Auto
Make sure that you select the ASCII options or the Amazon Products Feed will not work.
Next, navigate through your computer files and find where you saved the folder you unzipped a minute ago. It should be named
Next upload it to the server by clicking the folder, then click the right arrow in between the two windows. WS_FTP LE will ask “Do you want to transfer selected folders and their contents?” click Yes.
Now you have the script installed on your server, you need to change a couple settings
—Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. And I’m very green at this, so I’ve installed my flame-retardant protection. Thanx!