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watershipwoo



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Website won't display - "connection timed out" Reply with quote

Hello! I need a mini web server for one of my websites for one day only. I have to "demo" the website in a location where there is no Internet access, so I want to use an internal server. I have several server-side includes (html pages) that are called by shtml pages. I tried Microsoft's IIS7, but it seemed overkill and I could not get my site to display the includes, although the rest of the site did display. My site displays fine on the Internet and has for about five years. I uninstalled IIS7 so there would be no port conflicts.

When I learned about mini web servers, I thought that was the perfect answer, and I discovered BabyWeb and Quick 'n Easy Web Servers. I've downloaded, installed, and configured both. I must be doing something wrong, because I can't get my website to display through either server (I don't run both servers simultaneously). I have the port set at 80, the correct path on my hard drive to my website directory, and the correct default home page. I am using the correct IP address, but when I try to connect (even by clicking on the IP address URL displayed in the "What is my IP address?" dialog box), I get the error message that says, "The connection has timed out. The server at (my IP address) is taking too long to respond."

I do have Norton Internet Security 2010, and its Smart Firewall is active. I don't like to fiddle with the settings too much because I am unfamiliar with them, but I did set the program controls to "Allow" for both Baby Web and Quick n' Easy. Did not make a difference. I do also have a router (Linksys WRT54G) and think that may be where the problem is. I saw a post (I think in this forum) where the thread led me to some router configuration settings, but it all seemed so convoluted. Is this, indeed, where I must now go to reconfigure some settings? Or can anyone enlighten me to a simpler solution? TIA.


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watershipwoo



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Website won't display - "connection timed out" Reply with quote

Okay, I just partially answered my own question! I read in an old post on this forum that I had to browse to 127.0.0.1 to display my website since I am behind a router. Now I've got the website to display, but my server-side includes are not displaying. Any thoughts on this?
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watershipwoo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:13 am    Post subject: Website displaying; still can't show SSI's Reply with quote

After much reading and experimenting, I have been able to pretty much do what I want: I want to display two of my websites, using two separate instances of QnE Web Server, in a non-Internet environment (i.e., locally). Figured that out -- very cool!

However, I still can't determine if my SHTML pages can call my HTML server-side includes. I do not have ASP pages. I read an old post where SHTML was not yet supported by QnE Web Server. Is it now? If so, how do I get the SHTML pages to call my #include virtual includes that are saved as HTML pages? The includes are navigation menus and a few tables.

TIA for any advice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Server side includes only work for ASP pages. SHTML pages are not parsed by the server and will be sent "AS IS" to the browser.
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watershipwoo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang. Thanks for answering. Guess I'll have to find another solution. So near and yet so far . . .
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