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 8:28 pm on Sep 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

In the guidelines, it says: "We do not allow clients to install their own chat rooms without approving it with the WestHost Support Team." Does this mean that you cannot add literal chatrooms to your website, or do you think this includes message boards, polls, etc.? I don't think I even need a msg. board or chatroom, but am simply interested, and am also interested as to why this is.



 8:32 pm on Sep 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

K7, this thread fits better in FOO.


 9:15 pm on Sep 26, 2000 (gmt 0)


It applies only to chat not message boards. Why? Because chat is a notorious bandwidth and cpu hog, depending on how they are written, and in what language. The host is trying to get the most bang for their server buck, so if you want chat ususally it means a higher priced plan or a dedicated server.


 9:18 pm on Sep 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

thanks for the help, sorry bout posting in the wrong area


 12:03 am on Sep 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

I've used a chat window provided by another host such as MultiCity [multicity.com] on several domains. Once the sysop realizes all his system is doing is downloading some Java to users and that the Java links the chatters to another server, he's happy. In fact I have one at WestHost. Sysops obviously don't want a chat server running because of the high bandwidth required.


 12:56 am on Sep 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

Okay, so I am now able to upload files to my WWW directory in WestHost, and everything appears to be working great. . . Apart from the WWWboard, and checking of stats.

When I go to the WWWboard, it shows up with the layout of the tradition WWWboard that Westhost offers you. But when I try to post it says the file wwwboard.pl (or something near that is missing), even though when I use my WSFTP, I can see the wwwboard.pl file in there. Is there any way that they have not yet completely set up my board, or do I have to do something with one of my files?

And when I got to check my stats (www.mydomain.com/wusage/) It says that I cannot go to that page on my server, how am I supposed to get to that page? Sorry for these dumb questions, but this is my first website, and I'm learing from scratch. Thanks a lot.


 1:08 am on Sep 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

On the wwwboard.pl my first guess would be that you need to CHMOD them, but there's really no telling. I expect you're going to have to contact WestHost.

On the /wusage/ ...ask them if they've set your permission to access.


 4:23 am on Sep 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

If you haven't found it already, here is the WestHost user manual [manual.westhost.com] and it's pretty good! It'll walk you thru setting up their scripts

The stats reporting job runs daily, the weekly cycle is Sunday midnight to Sunday midnight. For some reason I'm not clear on, changes to the reporting jobs only take effect once each week, at the start (or end) of this weekly cycle. I suspect you'll begin to see data accumulate in /wusage after Sunday.

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