Below you will find a list of common (and uncommon!) server configurations, and how to re-create and test them offline using OptiPerl. For the examples below we are using c:\webs\ as our local folder. You can of course change this to anything you want.

 

icon_arrow Scenario 1

 

Your remote server's path looks like this:

 

/index.html

/cgi-bin/

/cgi-bin/test.pl

 

When requesting

 

  • http://www.mysite.com/index.html you get /index.html
  • http://www.mysite.com/cgi-bin/test.pl you get /cgi-bin/test.pl

 

This is the easiest setup.

 

Your offline folder will look like

c:\webs\mysite\index.html

c:\webs\mysite\cgi-bin

c:\webs\mysite\cgi-bin\test.pl

 

Project Options

Local starting directory: c:\webs\mysite\

Corresponds to: /

 

Project Options / Internal server

Root path: c:\webs\mysite

 

Transfer Sessions / Remote running

Document Root: /

Links to: http://www.mysite.com/

 

 

icon_arrow Scenario 2

 

Your remote server is apache with mod_perl icon_cool and looks like this:

 

/htdocs/index.html

/cgi-bin/test.cgi

/perl/fastscript.pl

 

When requesting

 

  • http://www.mysite.com/index.html you get /htdocs/index.html
  • http://www.mysite.com/cgi-bin/test.cgi you get /cgi-bin/test.pl
  • http://www.mysite.com/perl/fastscript.pl you get /perl/fastscript.pl

 

Your offline folder will look like

c:\webs\mysite\htdocs\index.html

c:\webs\mysite\cgi-bin\test.cgi

c:\webs\mysite\perl\fastscript.pl

 

Project Options

Local starting directory: c:\webs\mysite\

Corresponds to: /

 

Project Options / Internal server

Root path: c:\webs\mysite\htdocs

Aliases: /cgi-bin/=c:\webs\mysite\cgi-bin\; /perl/=c:\webs\mysite\perl\;

 

FTP Sessions / Remote running

Document Root: /htdocs/

Links to: http://www.mysite.com/

Aliases: /cgi-bin/=http://www.mysite.com/cgi-bin/; /perl/=http://www.mysite.com/perl/;

 

 

icon_arrow Scenario 3

 

Your remote server looks like this:

 

/users/students/disk1/george/public_html/index.html

 

Also after some begging of the sysadmin, he allows you to upload perl scripts to

/usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/george/

 

 

When requesting

 

  • http://www.site.edu/~george/index.html you get

/users/students/disk1/george/public_html/index.html

 

  • http://www.site.edu/~george/cgi-bin/test.pl you get

/usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/george/test.pl

 

 

Setup Option A

 

Your offline folder will look like

c:\webs\mysite\index.html

c:\webs\mysite\cgi-bin\test.cgi

 

Project Options

Local starting directory: c:\webs\mysite\

Corresponds to: /users/students/disk1/george/public_html/

* read below about the cgi-bin folder when uploading the project.

 

Project Options / Internal server

Root path: c:\webs\mysite\

 

Transfer Sessions / Remote running

Document Root: /users/students/disk1/george/public_html/

Links to: http://www.site.edu/~george/

Aliases: /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/george/=http://www.site.edu/~george/cgi-bin/;

 

* Note that the cgi-bin must be uploaded to a completely different path, and not under the starting directory. So select the cgi path in the project manager, right click and select "Override destination path". In the dialog box, enter /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/george/. This needs to be done only once.

 

Also note that this setup will create problems if the cgi scripts needs to access files from the public_html folder. You will need to use the version converter to change the lines in the script for the Local and Server version. There is however another way to set this project up so this wont be a problem:

 

Setup Option B

 

Your offline folder will look like

c:\webs\mysite\users\students\disk1\george\public_html\index.html

c:\webs\mysite\usr\local\apache\cgi-bin\george\test.pl

 

Project Options

Local starting directory: c:\webs\mysite\

Corresponds to: /

 

Project Options / Internal server

Root path: c:\webs\mysite\users\students\disk1\george\public_html\

Aliases: /cgi-bin/=c:\webs\mysite\usr\local\apache\cgi-bin\george;

 

Transfer Sessions / Remote running

Document Root: /users/students/disk1/george/public_html/

Links to: http://www.site.edu/~george/

Aliases: /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/george/=http://www.site.edu/~george/cgi-bin/;

 

 

Using this setup, if you need to access files of the public_html folder from the cgi-script and don't want to use the version converter, you can access them using relative paths. For example, for test.pl to access index.html, it would use:

 

../../../../../users/students/disk1/george/public_html/index.html

 

This would work on both window and unix.

 

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