Index.shtml


#1

I’ve just joined and need some assistance.

My web site has index.shtml and when I call the site up it has Error 404 Page Not Found. I renamed the page to index.html and it works minus my counter. Is there something that needs to be activated to get SSI to work?

EDIT: Strike that I had my old .htaccess still lurking around, it comes up now with index.shtml but displays “an error occurred while processing this directive” where the counter should be. I have created a cgi-bin folder in the domain name folder. I have /home/insert-username/domain-name/cgi-bin is this correct path?


#2

A cgi-bin file will execute anywhere, including the cgi-bin directory. Here’s some info from the wiki:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Web_Programming/_CGI,PHP&_Databases#Do_I_have_to_put_my_cgi_scripts_in_a_special_cgi-bin_directory.3F_Where_is_it.3F

-Scott


#3

Thanks for that! I appear to have everything set-up correctly but of course something must be incorrect as counter does not outpur on page it displays “an error occurred while processing this directive”. Any ideas?


#4

My first guess is that the counter CGI file is messed up, or maybe even your index.shtml

What’s the link?

-Scott


#5

I forgot to ask. Did you read the later sections in that Wiki article I mentioned? It explains some troubleshooting techniques.

-Scott


#6

www.laserreprints.com


#7

Ihave permission set to 644 for counter.pl I’ll try changing to 755


#8

Not that this has anything to do with the CGI problem, but some of your closing tags at the end of the page are misplaced or not needed.

There’s a /p outside an /html, plus there’s another /html later, so you can get rid of that first one and be fine.
Your font tags near the end are misformed. After the font color, you have a /font within the existing brackets, plus another /font after the counter.

Hopefully fixing the permissions will help. Otherwise, you’ll have to log into your account and manually run that counter CGI to test it out.

-Scott


#9

I’ll check the HTML formatting out Scott, I just moved from Powweb and they messed up a lot of my files during their migration so I might need to pull out my back up.

The permissions did fix it! thanks for the Knowledge Base link I am struggling a little here with the new set-up but so far it seems quite smooth. Well onto my FormMail script now :-)))