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    Webserver compatibility question

    Hi...am doing the website for my school...love the edugeek package!

    My County Councils web server requires the home page to be called external.html rather than index.html

    Does anyone know if it is possible to make this change in joomla?

    Many thanks,

    Chris.

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    well joomla uses index.php.

    What you can do is create a small file called external.html then use this code to redirect it to index.php

    Code:
    <meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php">

    Simple

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    Brilliant...thanks!

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    no worries

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    Can't you just add index.php as a default document?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSNM-Carl View Post
    Can't you just add index.php as a default document?
    the server belongs to the County Council, not his school. You will find allot of LEAs are very inflexible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    the server belongs to the County Council, not his school. You will find allot of LEAs are very inflexible.
    It seems a very stupid restriction, default documents can often be set-up as an end-user directly in the hosting control panel (if the end user has CP access).

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    You will find that is the same for most LEA run schools. Our school is independent so we do as we wish.

    You will probably find they wont have the ability to do it.

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    (if the end user has CP access)
    No chance with an LEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    No chance with an LEA
    So if you need to create a database, you have to contact them to set this up for you?

    Is LEA hosting bundled as a package with broadband, or a paid extra out of interest?

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    We get one database with phpmyadmin access and its bundled - so its "free" and we just have to take what they give us (This is CLEO/Lancs BTW)

    There is a bit of pressure on not to use our webspace as "our webspace" and just to use it for standard packages in case we let hackers in via our webspace - they'd prefer us to just use an in house developed CMS but currently are letting us use Joomla as long as we keep them uptodate security wise.

    regards
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    Pretty sure when I had EMBC (with plesk) I could do this so that's a couple of county's excluded from the restriction.

    external.html isn't even a 'common' index, I wonder why they decided upon this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    external.html isn't even a 'common' index, I wonder why they decided upon this.
    I bet it's "for security reasons" (translation: arbitrary decision because someone on the internetz told us to).

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