WEB I signed up at hostgator yesterday.. noob questions

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  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I logged in via ftp and I have both a public_html and a www folder.. I've used these interchangeably on other hosts before, but I've never had both at once. if I add a file to one, it doesn't appear in the other.. but if I create a subdomain in the cpanel, it is added to both.

    so are they actually the same thing?

    also, when I make a subdomain in the cpanel it adds a subdomain folder to each one.. but I can't view html from it unless I put a www. in front of the address.. and I can't seem to view subdirectories within the subdomains at all.. so what's up?
     
  2. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    www just references the public_html directory. They're basically the same thing. You'll want to add your files to public_html. If you can't view your files without putting www in front, check your A records, or wait until your DNS finishes propagating.
     
  3. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    if I have a gator.domain.com address... I want to view it as gator.domain.com.. not domain.com/gator.. which is the only way it seems to work right now.

    is it just a matter of doing redirects or something, or is there something else in hostgator that I'm missing?
     
  4. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    ahh ok, thanks
     
  5. JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo

    JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo Live Free or Die

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    i use the public_html folder
     
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    the www is only a shortcut to the public_html
     
  7. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    fuck hostgator
     
  8. Rawrsome

    Rawrsome RAWR

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    For a basic host they seem to be alright. I know they don't add much real value and just resell boxes, but for a shared host without a ton of bandwidth requirements, it seems like they work just fine.

    I run a basic website for somebody else on the cheap account and it works fine.

    My real host is slicehost though. :drool:
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I'm not a baller yet, dude. I can't afford imountain.. and they don't have enough disk space for me, anyway :o
     
  10. kingtoad

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    Yeah, hostgator is great as a basic host. Look elsewhere if you need anything more though.
     
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    The www folder is symlinked to the public_html. Add files to the public_html.
     

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