Newbie help, installing on Dreamhost
I unzipped the c5 package and uploaded it, files unchanged, to my client's site via Dreamweaver's FTP.
Here's what I get:
I spoke with Dreamhost support, and was told that I "may need to setup the config file for this install to get it to work or look at the error logs to see what function may not be working," but I can't find any documentation on how to do this.
Any suggestions or ideas why the page(s) are displaying this way?
UPDATE: NEVERMIND! I figured it out. Well, sort of. I downloaded again, this time from Sourceforge, and uploaded via FTP without changing the folder name. Worked. Thanks for your help, everyone!
I actually made up a install video tute using Dreamhost (conveniently) here a while back:
@thephilm: i agree. i found that not using Fast-cgi enables you to use pretty URL's on some Dreamhost servers. it depends on which version of Apache you get assigned to. Older versions on dreamhost are good, newer version, not so great for that. There is a hack they recommended using ionCube but I'd rather not. Some people on the forum also have some additional recs re pretty url fixes in general.
Since then I've had 100% uptime, and a huuuuge increase in responsiveness on my sites. Big difference.
Sometimes you just need to ask.
Do not, I repeat DO NOT run it as php-cgi instead of php-fastcgi. This will decrease your performance by a significant margin. My guide will get you running with pretty url's and fast-cgi both with minimal deviation from the standard install procedure.
Dreamhost did a huge datacenter move in the last year and their quality of service has majorly increased. I definitely disagree with the opinion that they should be avoided.
EDIT: P.S. i'll check out your guide. thanks!
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