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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hello, I am an avid fan of the RSS2HTML script. I use it daily and it is just wonderful, it works as it is stated with ease and has been up for months and months.

My question is this, I have a website at GoDaddy that I tried to move BACK to a Windows Server. I ran into a problem in doing so and when i did they could or would not help me. It is a rights issue with the FTP client and they wouldn't fix it.

Thus, I am considering moving my websites to a new provider. I need a hosting provider that has both Windows and Linux servers I think. It would be best for me.

Can anyone recommend a GOOD hosting provider for websites that I could try? Your help is appreciated. I am sorry this is off subject, but I found that most of the really sharp people are in here anyway.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

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GDHosting



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi DLaurie,

I work with the GoDaddy.com hosting team and came across your post. We would like to help you with this. If you provide me with more details, I can do some research for you. You mentioned rights issue with the FTP client when moving back to Windows. Could you provide more details? What are some of the main features you need on both a Windows and Linux server?

Feel free to respond or private message me with this information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Alicia,

Thanks for your response. Instead of creating a new windows host under my account I created a NEW account and over complicated matters. Basically I have had for years and years upper case and lower case filenames and folders. When I got my websites back online I was doing great, unfortunatley, I took them ALL to Linux and lost all my traffic. I love Rss2html, but that is whey I went to Linux. It is a GREAT TOOL and works fab but for this ONE site, Destination Orlando I just want to go BACK to WIndows server and see what happens.

What do I need in a WIndows Server? Well, GO Daddy pretty much has everything covered. My problem was that I could NOT upload the site to the server. Tried FileZilla, DreamWeaver 3 FTp, the FTP client that is built into the Client Hosting Manager everything but sneakernet.

All three clients had the same problem. They could NOT create File Folders NOR upload files to a file folder that was created in the GoDaddy File Manager.

So basically I could not upload my website. You could CREATE File Folders in the File Manager but could not upload to them once they were created. Joe P and others pretty much gave me the heave HO and would not try to escalate my issue to anyone that could resolve the issue.

I started in Information Technology in 1989, January and I know something about rights.. read, write, create, erase, modify, filescan, and access control and Network to name a few.. I am a netowrk guy, application, protocol, session, transort, network, datalink, presentation..

So anyway, I am not a total novice. Basically, my user account did not have sufficient "rights' to be able to create subdirectories or folders and upload to them.

I appreciate any help you can give. I still have all of the domains hosted there with the exception of Destination Orlando. I mean it is great that it all works fine and all that at GD.com but ultimately I want to make money I suppose! The sites are real Bush League I know, but they are the best I can do right now. I have a sob story that goes along with this that I will not tell you here.

I tried to send a Private email but it is shut down on the board. By they way, I can only recommend whole heartedly Rss2HTML PHP script.. WOrks like a charm.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi David,

I appreciate all the details you have provided. I will take a look and follow up with you soon.

It also sounds to me like you have more to discuss. Don't hesitate to email me at hosting@godaddy.com.

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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Alicia,

Thanks for the reply. Everything has been smooth at Go Daddy for the most part.

But I do have a question. If you look at the Secure Sockets Layer Security Certificate when I am in the hosting client manager.. should it at any time have the words Wild West Domains?

I REALLY do not want to be on a third party hosted server farm.. not that it really matters. But basically I tried to contact Sales at Go Daddy with confirmation that you are not being "Spoofed" and did not get it.

ANy help you can offer is appreciated. When I had all the "traffic" my sites were still at Go Daddy.. however they were on Windows servers and not the Linux servers. I am just a little frustrated about it as you can tell. I had obviously contacted support about 4 times over the course of this past weekend to try to resolve the issue. The options I was given - well - what options?

Anyhow, I am NOT slamming the Go Daddy Hosting, it is a good service, I just feel that the error I was facing would be easily resolved by a good IT person or web server administrator. I am sure I am not the only person who has encountered this file uploading error.

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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Alicia,

I received a call from a Supervisor at Go Daddy where I can personally email if I have any problems at all with hosting.

I was surprised to find out that my former Company, TenKey Publishing,, aka "Tax Shop" and then Damirus Corporation (Nerdworld.com) and Pencil Pushers where we created Income Tax Preparation Software for 10 years.. our friend and COmpany President was Jim McArdle (CareerShop.com) ,, well, as it turns out, Jim was big friends with this OTHER former income Tax Preparation SOftware Giant.. his product name was "Tax Cut" and the owner was Bob Parsons who sold it off to Intuit.

Bob Parsons as it turns out is the same Bob Parsons from Tax Cut and from my old Tax Shop and Pencil Pusher Days.

It truly is a small world.

It was nice to get a personal phone call from a Go Daddy manager expressing concern about the FTP file upload error and getting a personal email address if I have continued problems. I am grateful for the Professionalism of Go Daddy Management and for your help Alicia.

Thanks again.

David Laurie

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi David,

I'm so glad to hear this and really glad I could help! My team has followed up with me and will update me if necessary. You also have my email address in case you need anything else.

Best wishes,

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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Alicia,

I was successful in moving my Destination Orlando website back to the Windows server at GoDaddy.com .. I have been pleased with the results thus far. Sometimes I think it would be easier raising horses on a horse farm in Columbia, Missouri than it would be to try to eke out a living on todays internet! HaHa. Say Crown Center Farms? ; )

But anyway, the RSS2HTML script is just awesome. I do have one question, and please email me direct if you wish, but since the IIS7 or whatever the latest version is that GO Daddy is using it seems that is supports PHP scripts? Is that true? and if it does, is it then possible to move ALL of my websites to a Windows Server and off of Linux?

Thanks for any and all assistance.
David Laurie

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

David,

It's nice to hear youare pleased with the results!

Like you mentioned, PHP 5 is now fully supported on Windows shared hosting accounts running IIS 7. This feature has been enabled by default on all accounts that are set up with the IIS 7 technology.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Thanks,

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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Alicia,

I have already started to see sales pick up for my Destination Orlando site at http://www.DestinationOrlando.com and for http://www.WalBargain.com ... Glad to hear about http://www.GoDaddy.com Shared Windows Servers supporting PHP 5. I may move everything to Windows and off Linux. Previously I administered PBX systems that utilized Unix and I think Linux is good.. but since PHP is supported and I have better search engine rankings on Windows Server I may switch them over. But things have been picking up for http://www.Walbargain.com over the holidays.. plus I have been doing more PINGING via DummySoftwares Ksofts RSS Submit SOftware. It seems to make a difference for my RSS "pages" when i do the pinging myself versus waiting for the RSS publishers to pick them up.

thanks for the info. thanks for the support. Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season for you and yours.

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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dear Alicia,

I hope you will respond to me. I just finished moving ALL my websites BACK to the Newer Windows Servers which have IIS7.

Unfortunately, now when my pages run,, they are just BLANK and do not appear to "parse" or whatever the RSS Feeds. I know the setup and syntax I am using is correct because it worked fine on the Linux servers..

Can you help?

Here is a URL for an example of ONE of the pages in question.
http://www.walbargain.com/walmart/wal-mart-jewelry-price-rollbacks.html

Here is another..
http://www.walbargain.com/walmart/wal-mart-baby-rollbacks.html

I have the latest version of the Script located in the same folder as the .html files . . .

I am at a loss as to why it is not working. Is there another requirement on a GoDaddy.com Windows Shared Hosting Running IIS7 ? Like .htaccess or whatever?

ANyone with a solution - I am grateful to any and all suggestions, comments etc.

In retrospect, migrating from Linux to Windows was a bad idea in a way since the migration path natively at GoDaddy.com takes you BACK to IIS6 instead of IIS7 .. Had to recreate the whole thing from scratch! Ugh!

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DLaurie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Here was the solution - which did work. It IS possible to run the RSS2HTML script on a GoDaddy.com Windows Server running PHP5 and IIS7

Previously I had Linux and was running the server side include inside an HTML file. Now I am running the PHP Include on a Windows Server with IIS7 (which you have to choose during a NEW hosting agreement.

By the way, the DOCUMENTATION of RSS2HTML should include the information on the Script tool BUILDURL and how to call it.

It is in the documents in the sticky code but NOT in the documents that are on the front page of this site.. or downloadable as far as I can tell.
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Please note that server side includes will not be able to run a PHP script as an included file. The best practice would be to update your code
to use a PHP include and then use .php file extension to reference your rss2html file.

Thanks to Jonathan for offering assistance.. otherwise I would still be making my way back to Linux, which I did not want to do because I have older pages which are lowercase and uppercase that are ALL over the internet. Windows doesnt care about this evidently but Linux DOES. This was my main reason to go back. Destination Orlando has been on the internet since 1999. It is a real bush league website I know.. and dated. But we all must start somewhere. My Travel Expert dot us website showcases over 300 hotel deal pages which utilize RSS2HTML script and offers the latest hotel deals as the pages are updated automatically and all the time. Now I must go work on the same changes for http://www.TravelExpert.us/ change the code to a PHP Include and change the page names to PHP files.

I liked having the page names as .html on Linux, but evidently the search engines such as Google , Yahoo, and Live Search or MSN will not discriminate against PHP pages.. at least as far as I know.

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rgpayne



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

so what did you do differently please explain as I have a client that is on NT and it will not work

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You can PM me if you wish I know your post if old but I am hoping you are still around or I will have to suggest moving from Godaddy to another provider in Linux form

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