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Offline Duo

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« on: September 24, 2001, 03:45:00 PM »
ok, do i have to e mail lunarpages/do something specifiic for a cgi-bin, or is it ok to just make a new folder called "cgi-bin".
Also, i have the script for a Message Board System (YaBB) I tried to set it up on this server, but it doesnt work. I'm thinking it may be because my cgi-bin isn't working properly, because everything is CHMODed etc. properly.
Either that or forums/message board systems arent supported yet.
also, if it helps, the board is ".cgi" and ".pl" based.
anybody have any idea what's wrong.
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2001, 07:49:00 AM »
First of all, you must have a paid account.

On paid accounts, the cgi-bin directory is already there.

What is the address of your page? (and the address of your messageboard)

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2001, 02:55:00 AM »
the board it http://www.lunarpages.com/akiramb/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi
but obviously it doesnt work, cos i dont have a *REAL* cgi-bin, right?
how do i get one?

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2001, 04:08:00 PM »
It looks like you have a free site.

To get a "real" cgi-bin, you have to upgrade.

To do this, sign up for a new account on the main page - http://www.lunarpages.com  - and then upload your website again as normal.

Put your files in the cgi-bin and it should work properly. Remember that you might have to change some stuff in the cgi files and/or configuration files to make it work. You may also have to CHMOD files. Ask again if you need more help.

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2001, 02:51:00 AM »
but i'll have to pay for this account?
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2001, 03:43:00 PM »
The account you have at the moment is free.

If you want CGI and other stuff, you will have to pay.

If you don't, you can just keep what you've got and that won't cost you anything (but you won't have cgi)

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2001, 07:34:00 AM »
Due to the strain on system resources, the free accounts will never have cgi enabled on them.  There is no exception to this.  If you want cgi you have to pay for it.  Hosting starts at $3.95 per month and you are billed for 12 months at sign up.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2001, 04:51:00 PM »
IkonBoard is the best free online BBS with a new version been release in the near future
Designz4you.com Coming Soon Visit now for opening notification - Webmasters Needed

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2001, 09:55:00 PM »
But Ikonboard requires cgi and perl so he does need a paid account to use it.  With membership fees so inexpensive it's definitely worth the money to upgrade to a paid account.

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2001, 11:08:00 PM »
Um people, have you seen that this post is now a month old?
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2001, 01:32:00 AM »
Yep, noticed.  Thanks for pointing out again though.

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2001, 09:40:00 AM »
Yeah, but I came here looking to find out if I could run Ikonboard on a paid account, and sure enough- there was my answer! Neat how that works, eh?

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2001, 01:15:00 PM »
Duo

If you go to a search engine and type exactly what your looking for and add the word free to it you will be surprise of the results you get back...

Cheers!
(no offense  try it)

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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2001, 09:48:00 AM »
nice how that works
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