Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Troubleshooting (*)

How should I describe problems I'm having when seeking help with them?

Why can't I delete or change the permissions of these files my web application created?

If I have a directory called example, why can't I refer to it as /example?

Why does my site keep redirecting to the wrong alias?

There are a couple of possible explanations for this.

  1. Your site may be configured to do so. WordPress, for example, may default to using the wrong name and needs to be manually informed under the General Settings in the WordPress Admin panel sidebar to use your real domain name. If the General Settings tab is unreachable, you can also change the site name from the command line with the commands:
    YourPrompt> wp option update home https://www.example.com/
    YourPrompt> wp option update siteurl https://www.example.com/
  2. You may be entering an invalid directory URI or something else that causes the network to redirect you. In this case, the server may not be using the name you expect in the redirected URL. (This primarily afflicts sites created prior to April 6, 2008.) If you have problems of this nature, make sure you have appropriate canonical name settings for your site.

What does it mean that a site "has temporarily exceeded its connection limit?"

I can't access my site at all. What should I check first?

Why does your credit card form say my address (or zip) "failed validation" even though I know it is correct?

What do I do if someone is trying to waste my site's bandwidth?

What does the error message "Zero Sized Reply" mean?

Why do I sometimes receive an "Access Denied" error when visiting my site?

Why shouldn't I refer to my site as "example.com" in the forum?

Why am I getting a "premature end of script headers" error when I try to run a script?

Why doesn't my .htaccess file work with Apache 2.4?

Why do I get "The requested URI could not be accessed" when logging in to the control panel of my WordPress site?

Why is there a tiny bug icon on a page in the member interface?

Why do I get a message about "technical difficulties" when making a Dwolla payment?