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Hi E's, I have my site in a sub-domain, and some of that contain I want get from the domain, but I don't know the path.
In practice, I have this files located in a sub-domain, example.domain.com/index.php.
The contain of index.php is:
=============================begin
<? include("database.php"); ?>
<? include("brain.php"); ?>
=============================end
The problem is, database.php and brain.php located in domain.com/database.php and domain.com/brain.php

The only way I found to fix the problem was <? include("http://domain.com/database.php"); ?>, but I want to see if it is possible the path don't contain the domain name, because the domain can be a lot of names (domain.com, thedomain.com etc).

I try without sucess, do this kind of paths:
<? include("../public_html/database.php"); ?>
<? include("..home/public_html/database.php"); ?>

What is the path to get a file in domain from sub-domain?

Regards, JC
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Question by:Pedro Chagas
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by:trencH87
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Where are example.domain.com pointing ? Are the files for that subdomain located in ../public_html/example/ or what ?
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by:Pedro Chagas
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Hi, The file (index.php) that will call 'database.php' (with php function include) is located in www.example.domain.com/index.php and database.php is located in the domain (root) like www.domain.com/database.php.

I put some images from my hosting file manager for you see the path.

How I call (with php include) the file database.php from a file located in a sub-domain?

Regards, JC
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upandrun3 earned 300 total points
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Hi joaochagas,

You can try including the full path to those files in those includes:

<? include("/home/wwdablio/public_html/database.php"); ?>
<? include("/home/wwdablio/public_html/database.php"); ?>

That should work, unless there is a permission problem.  Also, the domain and subdomain both have be hosted on the same server. Finally, if safe_mode or openbasedir is on, it may prevent this from happening.

Ideally, if the subdomain and domain are always in relation, then it's generally better for portability reasons to use a refenced path, like what you had above. My example will let you know if it works through or if PHP's protections may be getting in the way of doing a cross site include like what you want to do.

Hope this helps,
Pete
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by:Pedro Chagas
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Hi @upandrun3, your solution work.
Don't have a better way to do this? Like I tell before I don't want to see the domain, because maybe I will use the same code for different domains and accounts. If I have the account 'newaccount.com' the account will call newaccount and the include function will change for <? include("/home/newaccount/public_html/database.php"); ?>
The only way possible for do this but not very practical is something like this:
<?
$domainwithoutdotcom = thenameofaccount;
include("/home/$domainwithoutdotcom/public_html/database.php"); ?>

Don't have a simple way to do this without domain or account name?

Regards, JC
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by:upandrun3
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Hi JC,

What's the full server path to the main domain site and what's the full server path to the subdomain that you're doing the include from?

From your images, I can tell the main domain is in the folder /home/wwdablio/public_html.

Where is the subdomain located? If there is a consistent structure relationship between the main domain files and the subdomain files, we can construct an include string that would work without needing the domain.

Thanks,
Pete
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by:Pedro Chagas
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Hi, simple access with ../database.php.

Regards, JC
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