I represent Bristol Braille Technology, a small not-for-profit creating a radically cheaper refreshable Braille display*. We have recently had a surge in interest in our work via e-mail and have decided to go for a more public conversation by integrating a forum into the site. I like the design and the methods of NNS --- and appreciate Kroc's work more generally --- so have opted for this.
Initially its just going to be running as a seperate forum in a subdomain ( http://discuss.bristolbrailletechnology.com). I've dumped all the files from the latest release into the FTP directory and followed the README.txt file therein. You will see, however, that this has not worked. I would like some advice on what might be causing this.
Having spent two hours 'talking' (mostly waiting) to server administrators from IX Web Hosting**, I was finally told that its an issue with the .htaccess file that came with the forum. I don't believe them, but I suppose it could be some sort of incompatibility with their system.
The curious thing about our server (which is a standard LAMP jobbie) is that there are no 'public_html' or 'www' directories as you'd normally expect, just the domain name as a directory, everything within which is publically visible. There are no .htaccess files viewable either.
So, my question is; is there something I'm mising from the install procedure, and is the server set up I describe a normal one.
Thanks in advance,
P.S. I can't resist using the same username as I initially used to post on here many months ago.