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What is my ROOT?

Thread began 6/16/2009 4:23 pm by meister281653 | Last modified 8/06/2009 1:23 pm by kirk319254 | 2178 views | 6 replies |

meister281653

What is my ROOT?

Hi,

I try to setup the upload of images. But, what is my root, how can I find it out?

the location I want to store the images should be.

images/

how do I put that into:

$Config['UserFilesAbsolutePath'] = '' ;


the rest should be something like that:

$Config['UserFilesPath'] = 'bands/images/' ;

but where do I get the root?


Do I really NEED that root? I tried and leave it '' blank. it uploaded to the folder I want, but only if I left the / infront of my wished fodler. not like in the documentation where I should delete the first /.



Denis

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Neil Beadle

Finding the root of your site

You should be able to find this out by logging into the Control Panel of your Hosting Provider. This is sometimes referred to as the "Complete web server path".

For 1&1 the steps are as follows (they may be similar with other hosting providers):
1. Log into your Control Panel
2. Choose Domains
3. Select the checkbox beside the domain you wish to view details for
4. Choose Info

The Complete web server path is displayed on the Info page.

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meister281653

I am at Strato :-(

did you read my editing post?

do I need the root (absolute path)?

if I just put in:

$Config['UserFilesPath'] = '/_Bands/1/_Images/' ;

$Config['UserFilesAbsolutePath'] = '' ;

it saves the upload where I want it. so what do I need the absolute path for?

cheers
Denis

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It can sometimes be necessary when displaying the image if you use the full image url setting.

You can read more about these settings at the fckeditor web site and why they were created. There is a lot of in depth documentation around all of the configuration options and forums dedicated solely to describing what is available and how to use it.

www.fckeditor.net/

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meister281653

ok, thanks.

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jeff382039

To find your absolute root

to find the absolute path to your site, palce the following code on a page in your root and access it:

<?php
echo realpath(dirname(__FILE__));
?>


It will give you the absolute server path to your site.

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kirk319254

Thanks for the answer

I have spent ages trying to get irite to work with images.
I followed the tutorials but either got the folder to upload but no preview or it would just throw errors.
Followed your advice and left absolute path blank and it worked.

I really believe that web assist needs to update its tutorials to make it clearer by giving several examples to save wasted hours.

I appreciate that this product is a wrap around for fckeditor but iRite is not free so it should work as designed.

Thanks again.

Cheers,

Kirk


Originally Said By: meister281653
  I am at Strato :-(

did you read my editing post?

do I need the root (absolute path)?

if I just put in:

$Config['UserFilesPath'] = '/_Bands/1/_Images/' ;

$Config['UserFilesAbsolutePath'] = '' ;

it saves the upload where I want it. so what do I need the absolute path for?

cheers
Denis  
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