I’m at my wit’s end, and as they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
I’m migrating from Brand X to Dreamhost. As soon as my scripts work, I’ll repoint the DNS servers.
I’ve been trying allllll dayyyyy looooong to get FDSE Search to work from my DreamHost website.
I put the scripts in a “cgi-bin” directory that I made in my Web directroy (like they are in Brand X’s servers), thinking there should be nothing in the HTML that need be changed. That is probably a mistake, but who knows? I don’t.
I followed Zoltan’s (at FDSE) directions for moving FDSE, making an ASCII FTP copy and then ASCII uploading to the new Dreamhost server. I don’t have Telnet access to Brand X, which is one reason I’m moving.
I used SSH to login and setperms for FDSE, which was successful according to the logs.
Because the DNS has not been repointed, I access my homepage with my browser, Safari, from "ftp://myusername:email@example.com/mywebsite.com/index.html
A test search gets this:
"Safari can’t open the page “ftp://myusername:firstname.lastname@example.org/cgi-bin/search/search.pl” because it could not load any data from this location. Notice that my web directory is missing from the path.
If I try to access the script directly, inserting my web directory into that path, it just downloads the script.
How can I test the scripts via my website before I point the name servers?
Do I need to create an alias to my home directory? If so, how exactly do I do that?
After hours of this, I’m cranky and confused … thank you for your gracious assistance.