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mike.allemande

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Hi

I have just purchased my first web hosting package and and have installed PHPList
with Fantastico. I tried to setup confirmation emails but got the following message:
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Error: please make sure that index.php is your default document for a directory
If you have just installed PHPlist and get this message, make sure that your Apache
configuration has somewhere: DirectoryIndex index.php index.html
or that at least index.php is mentioned before index.html
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I am not sure how to get into the Apache Config file
I know it is probably httpd.conf but I have looked all over the site and cannot find

Can someone point me in the right direction
Thanks
Mike
 
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Hello, your provider will have access to the httpd.conf file, not you.

You can set that using an .htaccess file, you more than likely already have one, just have to edit it by adding the following

Code:
DirectoryIndex index.php index.htm index.html index.cgi
 

mike.allemande

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Hi

I have a problem in that I now can't access my site and don't know what to do
I can get into cPanel
I did as you suggested and put the line of code into .htaccess file which now reads

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DirectoryIndex index.php index.htm index.html index.cgi

<FilesMatch "\.(php|inc)$">
Order allow,deny
deny from all
</FilesMatch>
<FilesMatch "(index.php|dl.php|ut.php|lt.php|download.php)$">
Order allow,deny
allow from all
</FilesMatch>
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I wondered if there was a problem from before when I installed PHPList
from Fantastico. It wouldn't install because there were two files that were
wrong. I deleted these files .htaccess and an images folder
Could that have been the cause. The files are still in the Trash folder, so
I could get them back.

I have been looking at lots of tutorials online and am learning a lot
and I suppose experience helps one get familiar but it does seem
a minefield.

Any suggestions gratefully received
Mike
 

mike.allemande

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Hi
Just another thought
It seems like things have got in a mess for me.
I think I probably made the mistake of changing things around.
I just don't understand what all the folders are doing there
on the site.

How would it be to do a re-install and have another go
But I don't even know how to do that.

The print world is so much easier!!

Thanks for your help
Mike
 
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Just remove the line then, your .htaccess file will be back to original, and your site should be accessible.

As a note, this file should reside in your public_html folder.
You would need an index.htm or index.html .or index.php file there too in order for your site to be accessible.

The file structure in your root folder should remain the same, and the .htaccess file should not be in the root.

Also, that is your complete htaccess file in the public_html folder?
 

mike.allemande

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Hi Sequal

I am starting to get there.
I now have index.html coming up and I can get into admin

I changed the code and put index html first
"DirectoryIndex index.htm index.html index.php index.cgi"
So, I think have have soved this problem

If you don't mind I have one further question
I am assuming the Root folder to be the main folder There are a lot of files
and folders in there. One folder is public_html and another one is.www
This .www folder seems to have almost all of the same files as public-html
and this www folder is outside of public_html and has a .htaccess file
I don't understand why the www folder is there.

thanks for your help
Mike

I appreciate you help and I wonder if you know of any books or courses to help.
 
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The www link is just a shortcut to the public_html so it lists the same content as the other. You should not move it, and there is no need to be concerned about it.
 
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