Knowledgebase: Website Features
Parent Paths
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 17 September 2006 12:57 AM

At EPhost, ASP users can enable or disbale the use of Parent Paths when calling "include" files. Many times, enabling parent paths will fix older ASP applications. Be default they are disabled in IIS/ASP since that Microsoft felt that it may be a small security risk to enable them by default. However, it is pretty normal to have them enabled.


For example this could be used: "...\includes\my_file.asp"

Instead of having to type: "d:\HostingSpaces\youraccount\\includes\myfile.asp"


Note, that this applies to website code and not what you see in a browser.


To Enable of Disable Parent Paths:

  1. Login to your Control Panel
  2. Click the green 'Control Panel' button
  3. Navigate to Websites
  4. Click on website you would like feature enabled/disabled
  5. Check/Uncheck Enable Parent Paths, Update


Also See: All Website Features

Also See: End-User Video Tutorials

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