[REBOL] Re: Fixed, sort of *******Fun with Prohosting and REBOL
From: peoyli:algonet:se at: 22-Apr-2001 12:24
I just tried out the instructions at the page you mentioned a couple
of days ago, with success..
Short version: just copy the correct REBOL/Core version _anywhere_ into
the directory where you have the html files (could be different between
accounts as it is for me, one has a /html directory, and another doesn't)
Make the REBOL executable executable (chmod 711)
Check what your home directory is (http://freeadmin.prohosting.com/) and
use this to create the command line at the top of each script.
I've put my REBOL binary in a 'bin' directory at the top of my homepage tree,
for this account my home directory is /usr/home2/peoyli/, and the html files
are located in a 'html' directory, so the full command line for me is:
Here are some other ProHosting notes:
· text/plain is quite unusable, since ProHosting adds banner code at the end
of the generated output. Use HTML output with <!--<killbanner>--> and <PRE>
</PRE> around text, if you want something like text/plain.
· Use validated HTML code, which lowers the chance of ProHosting's banner to
destroy the whole page. They have some error in the thingie that adds the
banner, which causes badly coded pages to be totally destroyed. This is a
GOOD thing, but only if the banner code itself wouldn't destroy the validity
of the whole page.
I have mentioned this to staff at ProHosting, but they all the time tell me
to purchase "the real thing"..
· You can put your CGI scripts anywhere in your HTML directory tree. This helps
you keeping a clean file structure of the whole page, with scripts belonging
to a specific page in the same location as the page itself.
· You (usually) have no shell access, BUT you can use one of my creations to
gain pseudo-shell access through a CGI script :). It is written in Perl,
because the need of executing system commands, and that you probably don't
want to give anyone at ProHosting your ViewPro key..
Despite the problems I have had with ProHosting, I still feel they are the best
free homepage hosting service.