The following two requests are highly important, and I need both of them implemented if I am going to successfully host my WordPress website from your servers to the global internet, itself.
A) By default, the server directory on an InfinityFree free account starts within the /htdocs/
directory. For my own account, which corresponds to my email address HIDDEN BY MOD - [email protected] ,
could someone please update the webserver content reference directory to /htdocs/wordpress/ instead, please? It is the simplest step to get my relative links to work, without having to change so many of them them; instead only one thing needs to be changed, for my account: the starting directory to the webserver to detect web document files in. Could someone please make this change that I need?
B) I am having trouble getting my WordPress default page editor/free Elementor page editors to run without crashing. I have been shown via professional WordPress assistance that this is due to a lack of available memory for the software. Can someone please increase my memory limit to 512 GB on my “PHP INI”, presumably the one behind my entire account itself, so that I can run both of these page editors within WordPress, through my InfinityFree free account, for me, kindly, please? Without these editors running well, my website will not be able to be run and updated properly.
Can someone also issue a reply on this forum thread here when both are done correctly, also?
Setting custom web directories is a premium only feature. On free hosting, the directory gets assigned for you and you just need to work with that.
And it’s not like moving the files from htdocs/wordpress/ to htdocs/ isn’t that difficult. And if it is for some reason really impractical to move the files, you can probably hack around it with .htaccess rules.
I hope you mean 512 MB, not 512 GB. 512 GB is crazy, I’m not sure our servers even have that much memory. And no website should ever use that much.
But again, setting the memory limit is a premium only feature, although you’ll still have to remain within the memory limits assigned to your hosting account.
If you have a site that really needs more than 128 MB to run, it may be that the site is just too big for free hosting. Most sites run fine with that limit.
A) Can someone place a suggestion here with a code fragment so that I can, in my free account,
include something inside the .htaccess file to repoint my user content directory from /htdocs/wordpress to /htdocs/, since this is the easiest and most sensible approach to take? (It makes more sense for me to be able to change one thing like this, once, than many [complicated] things).
shows me that I should Redirect to a subfolder with URL masking:
RewriteRule ^/?$ /htdocs/wordpress/
Will this line do the job, and run successfully for me, inside .htaccess?
B) I did mean 512 MB, not the other silly amount. There is nothing (beforehand) saying to people that (free) Elementor has running problems inside InfinityFree free accounts. What should such people do, if they go ahead and complete their website project beforehand, regardless?
At the moment, A) is more important than B), because I at least need a one-step, server solution for A) to even serve the website at all. B) Would be pretty useful, since making a change to my WordPress website and then uploading it all again through FTP has taken from 9 AM to 7:40PM. Doing a change to WordPress itself with my website, and uploading the whole lot again, as I presently have to do when you think about incompatible, different Database names (and that you start locally first, without any information from an InfinityFree free account), with FTP alone, requires more than an entire working day! Updating changes on the InfinityFree server, with the 512 MB of available RAM so that the Page Editors do run through the internet, makes much more sense, anyway, even on Free accounts.
This is why you should always have an end plan in mind
But even this information is not submitted to users before hand. What if the user is not in a position to Buy Premium hosting? Doesn’t it still make rational sense that free account should at least be able to do basic things, like run the default page editor, Elementor, and Gutenberg withstanding all that?
The article does mention a 512 MB limit, but that’s if you use Elementor and WooCommerce on the same site. Both of those are very heavy plugins, and a site with both of them definitely won’t run well on free hosting.
Elementor also knows this. While WordPress itself is 100% free and open source, Elementor pretty much only ships a trial version of their builder for free. If you want more, you need to pay them at least $49 per year. And that’s just for the builder, you don’t even get hosting for that.
Also, where and how do you suppose we should communicate this? We just provide web hosting for free. Many people use it for things that are not WordPress, or don’t care for Elementor. If you were to write down all the things that are probably not a good idea for free hosting, you could fill many pages, and nobody would read that. Anything you install on your website is your responsibility. It’s not like we can show a warning message next to Elementor in your WordPress admin warning you that it may not run well.
Please remove the .htaccess code from the .htaccess file in the wordpress folder, and instead create a new file with the name .htaccess in the htdocs folder itself and put the code into it instead.
Please note that the server checks the .htaccess file in the folder you’re navigating to, and any parent folders. So seeing how you want to redirect requests for the main htdocs folder, putting rules in the wordpress subfolder will not work.
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator at [email protected] to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
What is going on? Is this something simple that I can fix, or does InfinityFree need to repair it at its end?
Can someone over there tell me how to easily fix this, or, hopefully, do so themselves, kindly, please?
I apologise. That’s my typographical error. It’s www.poweruserm.au . I’ve changed it above where I first tried to include it as well.
At any rate, why is my website not displaying (bear in mind I have used an edited .htaccess file)? Or do I have to wait some amount of time for the internet to pick it up, and that alone is the problem?
OK, so apparently my .htaccess code doesn’t work, sorry about that.
I can’t think of any .htaccess code that would work. Feel free to try other codes to try and make it work, I can’t do much to help you.
My recommendation, which I know for sure will work, is still to just move the files to the htdocs directory. It’s fast, simple and effective. I still don’t understand why you insist on going the .htaccess route.
Feel free to try other ways, but no guarantees it will work.