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"previous entries" link not working. Problem with .htaccess. no apache on server (10 posts)

  1. tahirfayyaz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi

    I need help desperately with my blog.

    Bascially When you got a category and click on previous entries it goes to the second page of the index page but not te category page. here is an example

    http://urbanretrolifestyle.com/index.php/category/retro-art/

    Now when you are on this page and you click on previous entries you should go to
    http://urbanretrolifestyle.com/index.php/category/retro-art/page/2

    but instead it just goes to

    http://urbanretrolifestyle.com/index.php/page/2/

    I have read in places that i need apache on my server for wordpress to write the correct rules to the .htaccess. My server runs on windows however with IIS. Therefore when I add a .htaccess file you can not access the sit at all. I do not want to switch hosting company so is there another way to fix this problem?

    Also I want to remove index.php from all links.

    If it cant be fixed can any recommend a good uk hosting company that they are using with wordpress working correctly.

    Thanks for any help.

    Tahir

    Thanks for any help

    Tahir

  2. maerk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, .htaccess is an Apache technology -- it's how you setup the Apache server. Apache has a feature called Rewrite which means that you can use a URL like

    example.com/blog/posts/this-is-my-post

    to point to a resource which is really located at

    example.com/blog/index.php?name=this-is-my-post

    It's a way of making things pretty and usable, and also hides the fact that you are using PHP from hackers.

    IIS might have some sort of rewrite equivalent, I'm not sure. What sort of hosting were you looking for? I can recommend a very good host, but they're reasonably top of the range, you might be looking for something a bit more affordable.

    I wrote a post about it:

    http://beingmrkenny.co.uk/blog/2006/03/things-to-look-for-in-a-web-host

    Needs a little bit of updating, but it's still pretty sound.

  3. tahirfayyaz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well I will be running 3 sites so I dont mind paying good money. My host keeps saying that there is a problem with wordpress and that the server is fine. I have come up with a list of things a host should have to run wordpress correctly:

    1)MySQL 3.23.23 or greater
    2)PHP 4.2 or greater
    3)Apache server
    4)mod-rewrite allowed
    5)AllowOverride

    Do you think this shirt list is correct?

    I was with fasthosts before and my blog worked fine
    but xcart(eccomerce software) did not. Now with my new host wordpress does not seem to work properly and x-cart works fine. It is such a pain.

    Thanks for your help.

  4. maerk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can happily recommend Dataflame for you then :)

    I think your list is fine, what's AllowOverride by the way?

  5. tahirfayyaz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I got it from another post which I cant actualy find now.
    I had a look at dataflame and they look good. the price is well within my budget as it is for business as well. Had a look at your blog and it seems wyou have blogged for quite a while. have you had any probelms with wordpress and the host?
    Also do you know about shopping cart systems?
    I will get in contact with them and If i decide to go with them I will go through your link :-)

    Thanks. Tahir

  6. maerk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've never had any problems with wordpress, actually, not unless you count ones I've created myself when I've been messing around with the PHP :)

    Another thing you can do with hosts like Dataflame s have add-on domains -- so you run a number of domains from the same hosting. Helps you save money, it's great. I set up http://crapspackle.co.uk/ but haven't done anything with it at all. But that runs off my hosting (see also http://www.beingmrkenny.co.uk/crapspackle/ but that doesn't work properly because it's intended to go through the crapspackle domain).

    I have to say, I haven't ever set up a shopping cart, but I'm pretty sure you could do it with dataflame, I think they've got a package that you can install. Would you be writing your own (if so, yes you can definately do it) or getting a third party thing?

  7. tahirfayyaz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, I actually have x-cart software. It didnt work on my old host but works on my new host. but wordpress does not work as my new host does not have apache. Its my fauly I should have checked everything before going ahead with the hosting.

    Tahir

  8. maerk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, sillier things have been done. I went ahead and registered my domain for £20 a year, when I could have got it done for just £2!!!

    It can be very bewildering if you're just starting out :)

  9. tahirfayyaz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah definately

  10. maerk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You know, most hosts are alright. You get the odd one which is total crap, but most are workable, and provide reliable services.

    I personally have expensive taste, but you can get good hosting on a budget. They don't have as many bells and whistles, but they're still good.

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