First off thanks for reading this. I am very new to using php so my question may sound like a "Duh" to the ones that know php. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
I want to start using php to simplify my web design for headers and such. I would rather change 1 file instead of 100.
The php file I want to use is in the main directory along with all the other html files using it.
I have tried using the following:
<?php include("skyscraper.php"); ?> - didn't work
<?php include("http://(domain)/header.php"); ?> - didn't work
I also tried the above with single quotes instead of double. - didn't work
I have also tried:
<?php include($SERVER['DOCUMENTROOT']."skyscraper.php"); ?> - didn't work
I did see something about using /home/name/domain/file.php but was not exactly sure how to employ it. Would "home" be the dreamhost server? Is name my account name?
There is probably something very simple that I am missing. When I setup my host I use the default settings. I have not changed anything in my folder permissions, or .htaccess file. I am not trying anything fancy, but just want to use php to call images and possibly some scripts. Right now I am just testing things trying to get them to work.