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Hi gang,

 

I've had a website developed for me which has a shop element to it.

 

On the developers' server I access the shop using http://www.mainsite.com/shop but on my server I have to use http://www.mainsite.com/shop.php.

 

I would rather use the former and my request to the developers has met with them giving me a .htaccess file to put in the root folder of my site. however whe I do noone has any access to any part of the site.

 

I've complained to the developers but the reply I got was 'it works on our server'...and that's it!

 

Needless to say I've got some issues brewing with the developers, but I won;t go into that now.

 

Basically, can someone who knows lots more about this than me have a quick look at the .htaccess file they've provided and perhaps give me some pointers as to how to make it work on uniformserver, please?

 

The contents of the file is:

 

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)/(.*)$ $1.php?id=$2 [L,QSA]

 

Cheers,

Paul

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What they have supplied looks Ok

 

The only thing I think is missing is:

 

Options +FollowSymLinks

 

Add that to the above lines of code they supplied.

 

For a real good ramble take a look at

http://center.uniformserver.com/new_users_...te_1_intro.html

 

It’s one of my tutorials that may shed light on the problem

 

All the best

Ric :)

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Thanks Ric.

 

I've added the line you gave and users now have access to the site, however it still doesn't take me to the shop when I type just /shop rather than /shop.php.

 

Any ideas why this would be?

 

I'm running US 3.5 Apollo and haven't made any changes other than userid/password and enabling curl.

 

Many thanks,

Paul.

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I keep looking at this line:

 

On the developers' server I access the shop using http://www.mainsite.com/shop but on my server I have to use http://www.mainsite.com/shop.php.

 

I get the impression your shop files are in the root folder www but should be in www/shop!

 

1) On the developers' server I access the shop using http://www.mainsite.com/shop

This to works because Apache assumes “shop” is a folder lack of a file extension and effectively adds a slash at the end to give http://www.mainsite.com/shop/

 

It now looks in folder shop for a file named index.php this probably redirects to shop.php a executes your shop script.

 

2) I have to use http://www.mainsite.com/shop.php in this case Apache sees a file extension and looks in the root folder www for it.

 

Try this use http://www.mainsite.com/index.php if it works I would think your files are probably in the wrong folder.

 

If your set-up is correct you could always create a folder shop and place a script in it named index.php and redirect to http://www.mainsite.com/shop.php

 

Just a thought

 

All the best

Ric :)

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