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I made a working site running on my PC with Uniserver and Drupal 5.2, upgraded to 5.6.
I copied the drupal files to the live site by FTP (I tried to install with Fantastico but it appeared not to work).
Then I managed to import my database, and can see the front page of my site (hooray!).
But none of the links work. I get a message like:
The requested URL /~[username]/drupal/node/5 was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Drupal is installed in /public_html/drupal
http://[ip-address]/~[username]/drupal shows me my front page.
I think there's a (separate?) problem here, in that I think I'll need the front page to appear just with http://[ip-address] without the /drupal. (I haven't changed the DNS yet). I think my index.php is in a subfolder of where it should be.. but that's the location I have it on my test site on my PC where it works ok otherwise.
From reading the forum, I thought I could fix the error messages by fiddling either with .htaccess or settings.php, but I have had no luck yet. I've seen several people with the same problem, but no clear solution.
If I uncomment "RewriteEngine on" in .htaccess the error message changes to:
The requested URL /home/[username]/public_html/drupal/index.php was not found on this server.
The drupal .htaccess is in public_html/drupal, and there's a tiny ,different one, made by the hosting server in public_html.
Any ideas? I'm not sure what information I should provide.
Thanks very much if you can point me in the right direction!