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jacobusmatthew

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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone could help me set a default document of a subdirectory, for instance: www.matthewjacobus.com/blog would automatically go to www.matthewjacobus.com/blog/blog.php , but would display www.matthewjacobus.com/blog in the address bar. I see this done all the time on websites, currently i have an additional dummy index.php file in each directory with a redirect pointing to these files, but im sure theres a better way. Also, going to the linking to the page is significantly faster than the redirect, so my method is clearly flawed.

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Have you tried a <meta> tag redirect set to zero time on the www.matthewjacobus.com/blog page?

<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; url=www.matthewjacobus.com/blog/blog.php">

Haven't used this in awhile and it may or may not show what you want in address bar. Might searc at w3c.org or Google for more info.

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So, basically you want the website to treat "blog.php" as the main index file?

Can this not be done with htaccess?

Edited by Supercalifragilistic, 29 July 2007 - 06:21 PM.

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As far as I know the .htaccess file should be able to be set up to do this. Might even be able to do it from the hosting CPanel as part of the tools provided.

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I have godaddy, Idk what they use, but when i signed up i chose windows, so idk if that eliminates apache, but i just tried creating a .htaccess file and in it i wrote
DirectoryIndex blog.php about.php projects.php media.php

I'm not sure if godaddy is apache as it didnt work, but also i probably did it wrong because i am a n00b.

Thanks,
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I think Windows uses IIS. Is it a hosting plan, vps or dedi?
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I would consider it a hosting plan. As this is what i called it when i purchased it. Everything came pre-configured i did nothing to establish the server in any way.

i have iis on my local machine as a test server, and i can access these settings in admin settings under windows control panel, but idk how to do this using godaddy. they have a control panel but it lacks these features.

Edited by jacobusmatthew, 29 July 2007 - 10:02 PM.

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Someone told me this, so I'm not sure (never used IIS)

Okay, on IIS, right click on your site and click properties. You can change it from one of the tabs.
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The control panel is web based so right clicking isn't possible.
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can anyone help me out?
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Can you not send a support ticket to GoDaddy? They might be able to add something to a list like htaccess.
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GoDaddy.com's Help Center

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GoDaddy.com's Help Center

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This is getting very tiring when server hangs and it winds up with multiple posts.

Ron

Edited by Major Payne, 03 August 2007 - 06:06 PM.

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o well, the first place i looked was the help center, I found out that i may need to upgrade my account, but in the meantime, I switched my server from windows to linux in hopes that .htaccess would work,

Thanks everyone for your time, I will post back if i succeed :whistling:

Matt

Edited by jacobusmatthew, 03 August 2007 - 06:24 PM.

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