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03-23-2009, 06:23 PM
Ok, again, I am new to this. I got past making my initial first page. Also completed making "about us" page. Followed the instructions step by step, (twice as a matter of fact because I thought I did something wrong) and when I go to my site, my "about us" link does nothing. Even after I published it. I cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong! The file is there, its published. what else can I do?? HELP!!:dunno:
03-23-2009, 06:30 PM
The problem is that the domain name is not yet pointed at our DNS servers. If you go to your site by IP address it does work: http://188.8.131.52/aboutus.html
You need to go into your domain registrar's control panel and set the name servers to ns1.futurequest.net, ns2.futurequest.net, and ns3.futurequest.net.
Of course it will also take some time for that change to propagate.
03-23-2009, 06:39 PM
OK, forget what I said...
I was looking at two different accounts when I said that.
Your actual problem is that your "About Us" link is pointing at index.html instead of aboutus.html.
03-23-2009, 06:46 PM
Yeah, as if Im not confused enough already! I checked the domain registar control panel...........anyhow........so I fix this how?
Update the a href link so it points to the file you have created.
<a href="index.html">About us</a>Should be<a href="aboutus.html">About us</a> if you've saved the About Us page as aboutus.html that you want the link to point to.
P.S. I actually prefer the strategy of creating each page in its own directory and linking only to the directory so the default directory index is served.
Where major pages are named index.html or index.shtml or index.php (depending on whether you are using php or server side includes) inside their respective directories. Using apache to serve the default directory index pages means that you're not locked into a specific file extension later on.
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