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Offline Daktyl198

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Installing in the home directory?
« on: May 03, 2012, 01:26:56 AM »
First off: I'm new at this.

I want to use the webinstall.php to install smf in the public_html (www) folder because I just want it to be a forum site and webinstall makes it easy to install in the directory of your choice without running any re-naming scripts (not sure what those are actually called).

The webinstall works if I try to install in a sub-directory like "www/forums" but when I try to install it in the main folder I get this error:
Sorry, the FTP path you entered wasn't the same place as this installer was uploaded to.

I know it's the same place. Help?
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 02:10:49 AM by Daktyl198 »

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 01:44:32 AM »
Make sure you are entering your full webroot directory. If
you are not sure what it is please provide your host.
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Offline Daktyl198

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 01:52:24 AM »
By full webroot path, I assume you mean /home/username/public_html ?
If so, then that doesn't work either.

I'm using a free host: heliohost.org

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 01:54:56 AM »
Try this /public_html/
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Offline Daktyl198

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 01:59:33 AM »
Nope :(

I don't understand this...
Like I mentioned before; I tested it in a subfolder and it worked fine, same exact settings.

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 02:01:36 AM »
Some hosts have issues with web install. You may consider using the full install.
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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 02:03:21 AM »
By full webroot path, I assume you mean /home/username/public_html ?
If so, then that doesn't work either.

I'm using a free host: heliohost.org
For the hell of it add a / after public_html
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Offline Daktyl198

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 02:10:02 AM »
Doesn't the full install have a pre-set folder of /smf-install-2.0.2 ?

Either way, I think I'm just going to put wordpress or something as homepage...
It would make this whole thing much easier.

Thanks for helping out, though ^.^

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 02:11:40 AM »
No you can install the full install anywhere.
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Offline tuskawilla

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 06:09:56 PM »
i did this in godaddy, the root dir  is just /  that's it...

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 07:09:15 PM »
Alright, did you get it to work?
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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 08:07:42 PM »
oh yea, i actually did it by mistake a few years ago.  everyone liked it and so i left it.  Now everyone wants the forums MOVED to a different Dir with a "homepage" first and the forums as a link off of it...  so now I have to figure that out...  along with upgrading from 1.0.12 to the 2.0...

but that is another story...

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Re: Installing in the home directory?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 08:08:32 PM »
Alrighty, feel free to open another thread if you have any further questions.
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