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1.
What is the path to perl and how do i CHMOD?
2.
What is the full physical server path to my account?
3.
Why do i see my code in the browser?
4.
I cannot send/receive emails generated by ASP or PHP applications.
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I have a valid FROM address but i still don't receive any emails!
6.
How do i modify permissions on my folders?
7.
Can i use a custom php.ini file?
8.
I only see NTx in the browser, where is my website?
9.
What scripting languages and databases do you support?
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What ASP components do you support?
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How do i connect to an Access database?
12.
Do you support WAP pages?
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How do i upload my files?
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Why doesn't my site show up? I uploaded the files to my account.
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Do you support ASP .NET 2.0?
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How do i configure Dreamweaver to upload my files?
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Need help with Wordpress?
18.
Do you support Silverlight?
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Do you support flash video or .FLV files?
   
1. What is the path to perl and how do i CHMOD?

On a Windows Server you don't need to worry about path to perl or CHMODing. Any Perl or CGI script that is launched will be executed by the server without configuring the path to perl and without the need to use a cgi-bin folder. Make sure you Turn ON Perl/Cgi under Web Options in your control panel.
2. What is the full physical server path to my account?

It varies slightly per server but your account will either be on a C: or D: drive and follow this syntax:

c:\hshome\ftpusername\domain.com

or

d:\hshome\ftpusername\domain.com

3. Why do i see my code in the browser?

This means you have not turned on support for your scripting language. Go to Web Options in the control panel, and Turn ON support for your language e.g PHP or ASP.

4. I cannot send/receive emails generated by ASP or PHP applications.

Scripts or applications that do not have a FROM address, or the address is not for a domain registered on your account will be stopped by our mailservers.

When using PHP, you need to use the proper FROM syntax within the Mail () function: -fuser@domain.com.

You will need to change your script's mail() function from this:

mail($to,$subject,$body)


to this:

mail($to,$subject,$body,'From: user@domain.com','-fuser@domain.com');

AND/OR you can edit the php.ini file located in your domain folder and make this setting:

sendmail_from=user@yourdomain.com

If you are on Unix, you need to add this to the .htaccess file in the root directory of your site:

php_value sendmail_from user@domain.com

Application written in ASP or ASPNET only need a valid FROM address.

5. I have a valid FROM address but i still don't receive any emails!

When sending emails, always set the mailserver address as "localhost". If you set it to "mail.yourdomain.com" it will NOT work. This is because our SMTP servers need authentication, you may add that if you wish and it will work, but "localhost" is much faster and doesn't need authentication.

Secondly: If you are using CGI or PERL scripts on Windows, you cannot send with "Sendmail", this only works on UNIX servers. Try a different method.

6. How do i modify permissions on my folders?

All Banana accounts come pre-configured with Modify permission, which allows reading, writing and deleting of files and folders by scripting. You should never need to request support to change these as they are set by default. But if you are getting write errors please contact support to have it resolved.

7. Can i use a custom php.ini file?

Yes, a default php.ini file is copied to your domain folder when you turn on PHP. You can use it to enable any of the supported extentions and for custom settings.

You can get a fresh copy here: http://www.bananahosting.com/phpini.zip

8. I only see NTx in the browser, where is my website?

Please contact us to have this resolved.

9. What scripting languages and databases do you support?

We support either Microsoft Windows 2000/3 or FreeBSD based servers and offer the following scripting and database options:

CGI, Perl, PHP 4.3.4, Java, HTML, SHTML, XML, DHTML, SSI, SSL , ASP, MS Access, MySql and MS SQL, .NET 1.1 & 2.0

Supported Database Drivers:

Microsoft Paradox Driver
Microsoft Jet OLEDB
Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver
Microsoft Database Driver
Microsoft Excel Driver
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
MySQL ODBC 3.51
Driver PostgreSQL

PHP 5 is available on Unix plans only and ASPnet 2.0 is enabled on request.

10. What ASP components do you support?

We support 52 industry standard components, click here for the complete list. Email components include: ASPMail, CDONTS, ASPQMail, JMail, ASPEmail, CDOSYS

11. How do i connect to an Access database?

This is very important. Please use the JET OLE driver only to connect to an Access db:

"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data source=C:\hshome\youraccoutname\domain.com\database.mdb"

You must close all database connections/recordsets at the end of each page, or the server WILL eventually hang.

12. Do you support WAP pages?

Yes, you should be able to run .wml or WAP files from your account.

You might need to add MIME types in your control panel under web options -> mime types

Associated extension: wml Content type: text/vnd.wap.wml
Associated extension: wmls Content type: text/vnd.wap.wmlscript
Associated extension: wmlc Content type: Application/vnd.wap.wmlc
Associated extension: wmlsc Content type: application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc
Associated extension: wbmp Content type: image/vnd.wap.wbmp

13. How do i upload my files?

The best way to upload multiple files is to use an FTP client. Compress all the folders and files on your computer then upload the zip file. Then from the File Manager uncomress the file and all the contents will be extracted to your site. 

Our File Manager has a file upload limit of 2mb, which is why an ftp client would be bettter.

FTP login details can be found in your welcome email.

14. Why doesn't my site show up? I uploaded the files to my account.

All site files should go into your domain folder not the 'root folder'. Then either delete the default index.html or overwrite with your own, your site will then work.

To set another file as default (eg. index.asp, default.php etc):

In the control panel, go to Web Option, at the bottom turn on Directory Indexes and set the default file name.

15. Do you support ASP .NET 2.0?

Yes ,all Windows servers now have both 1.1 and 2.0. By default new accounts are set to 1.1. Please contact us to switch to 2.0.

16. How do i configure Dreamweaver to upload my files?

Use the FTP login details in the welcome email to configure Dreamweaver.

Click on Site in the top menu > Manage Sites > Select your site and press Edit > Remote Info:

Access: FTP
FTP: your web server address e.g. nt42.bananahosting.com (You can find this on the Account Settings page in your hosting account)
Host Directory: /ftpusername/domain.com/
Login: your ftp user
Password: your ftp password
Enable Passive FTP

 

17. Need help with Wordpress?

If Wordpress is giving you problems on a Unix server then create an .htaccess file and insert this:

php_value allow_url_fopen On
php_value post_max_size 16M
php_value memory_limit 32M
php_flag zend.ze1_compatibility_mode Off
php_flag suhosin.cookie.encrypt Off
php_value suhosin.request.max_vars 2048
php_value suhosin.post.max_vars 2048

18. Do you support Silverlight?

Yes! Under Weboptions in your account simply add the following MIME extensions:

* .xap application/x-silverlight-app
* .xaml application/xaml+xml
* .xbap application/x-ms-xbap

19. Do you support flash video or .FLV files?

Yes! Simply sdd the following MIME under Weboption in your account:

.flv "video/x-flv"

 

 

 

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