LinkTownsend

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Hello,

I know nothing about cPanel. I barely know anything about HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. But I got some space on a server, and this is what they use. I'm relearning HTML and plan on learning all those others as I go along.

Thing is, I don't know where to start!

I know a little HTML, so I was just trying some test pages, just simple text stuff to make sure things are working. Only problem is, I don't know where to put it.

What I mean is, I create a new simple file in "public_html," correct? let's say I call it main.html. My web address is "bohemiancinema.uni.cc." How do I access this page? Is it "bohemiancinema.uni.cc/main.html?" Because when i type that in, it doesn't show my page. If I wanted a page that was "bohemiancinema.uni.cc/movies/link.html," would I have to create a folder in "public_html" called "movies" and then in there, a file called "link.html?" I don't know if that's how cPanel X works or not. I've looked at a ton of tutorials (which almost all turned out to be the same one) and I just don't know how this works.

I am on Mac OS X, by the way. I've read that cPanel supposedly isn't available, or doesn't work on this. But I figured this was just incompetence or stupidity (see? I don't even think I spelled incompetence correctly!).

Any insight would really help.
 

fwwebs

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http://bohemiancinema.uni.cc/main.html should serve up this page:
/home/yourusername/public_html/main.html

index.html, or index.php are usually the default pages, i.e. they're served automatically when the directory is requested.

If I wanted a page that was "bohemiancinema.uni.cc/movies/link.html," would I have to create a folder in "public_html" called "movies" and then in there, a file called "link.html?"
Yes
 

LinkTownsend

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I see. well, I created a main.html, and also a movies/link.html, but when i type them in, it said it couldn't be found on the server. But that's different than what happens when I just type in "bohemiancinema.uni.cc." When I type THAT in, a window pops up saying the URL isn't valid and couldn't be opened, but the top of the window has the title "Bohemian Cinema." I tried bohemiancinema.uni.cc/index.php (which I didn't see under public_html, but still) and it does the same thing, but when i try index.html (which IS a file under public_html, it showed the former message).

So did I not install something correctly, am I not doing it right, or is it the fact that I'm on OS X?
 

LinkTownsend

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That's a possibility. But I thought it was fine because when I go to it, even though it says I can't find it, it still says "Bohemian Cinema" at the top, just like I specified the title should be after registering the name. I registered it over a week ago, I believe. But who knows....hmm.
 

FriedEgg

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The domain is accessible, and it loads an html page, but that's where the problem is. Your default page (index.html or whatever) is a frameset, and your frames aren't defined properly. One is just http:// and the other is about:blank. You may wish to just make a simple html page before you start trying to use frame.

Also, when people say cPanel doesn't work on Mac, they're referring to the server and not users/clients.