Thanks one and all, even more confused now
If I type in
I do see a login page.
I'm using the admin section for an admin backend and the normal search
boats_search.php displays perfectly on my web server so I'm assuming the php version is OK
lastly I added the error code
and I still see a blank screen and no code in the view source screen.
What really puzzles me is it works on my wamp server
all good fun