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    web hoster sub folders puzzle

    Hi,
    new in the forum, new in webdesigh but not to programming, HTML or XML.

    Still I have a bloody newbie question:

    I signed up with a web-hoster (justhost) and the root directory is called
    "public_html". I put my first index file there and voila - here is my start page.

    Now I made a subfolder in this "public_html" and put another html file in there
    that I want to access with WW.mysite.com/guestbook/guestbook.html.
    (I cannot write www in this post)

    But whatever I do, I always get the 404 page not found error if I want to access anything outside of the root folder...
    Are there any permissions that need to be relaxed with teh hosting?

    I am puzzled

    Thanks for any pointers

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    Hi eribla. Welcome to the forums.

    Are there any permissions that need to be relaxed with teh hosting?
    Not normally. The first thing to check is that the files did actually upload to the server.

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    Also, double-check that your directory is really called guestbook and not Guestbook, guest-book, etc. It's amazing how easy it is to let a typo creep in, and how hard it can be to spot.

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    Thanks TechnoBear

    how embarassing, I guess I have to get used to lowercase/uppercase distinctions in path names now.... Unix....

    Thanks a lot!

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    Glad I could help. (In my experience, the simpler the mistake, the harder it is to spot it yourself. )


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