Entrophy Banner Problem

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Entrophy Banner Problem

Postby Spooky Dude » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:27 am

I read a 2005 post in the CGI thread that this feature is not working... it appears that 1 year later it is still not working because I don't see any banners on the page (yes its the right page extension).

So am I correct in assuming that the "Pre Installed Scripts" for our hosting package means "Pre Installed Scripts that Don't Work and we will not fix them" ...
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Postby kevin » Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:16 pm

Hi Spooky Dude :lol:

I created a test entropy search page at:


and did some searches such as "halloween" and the results came out for many pages.

I copied this default code to that page:

<form action="/cgi-sys/entropysearch.cgi" target=searchwindow>
Search Query <input type="text" name="query" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="user" value="mrspooky">
<input type="hidden" name="basehref" value="http://vancouverhalloween.com">
<input type="hidden" name="template" value="default">
<input type="submit" value="Search">

The most important thing is to click:

Rebuild Search Index

You must click the above link if you create new pages. It's like a real search engine like Google but more simplistic.

However, you can harness the power of Google for your website too.

Check out:


The only disadvantage is that it'll index your site every couple of days.
There's no Index Now button like in Entropy.


There are two preinstalled set of scripts on our web hosting plans.

One is maintained by Cpanel and is included in all packages including Basic Plan:

Simple CGI Wrapper
This is a CGI Wrapper that will allow you to run CGI Scripts with your User ID.

Random HTML
This is a Random HTML generator. It picks a string of HTML code from a list and inserts it in an SSI (Server Side Includes) enabled web page.

Simple GuestBook
This is a just a simple guestbook for your visitors to view and sign.

Advanced GuestBook
This is a more advanced guestbook written in PHP and MySQL.

You can create a counter to count and show how many visitors have been to your site.

This utility will create a real time java clock for your site.

You can create a countdown box to countdown to a specified date.

CGI Email takes the input of an HTML form and converts it to an email format defined by the author of the form.

FormMail Clone
FormMail-clone is a clone of Matt Wright's FormMail.

Entropy Search
Setup Search Engine
Rebuild Search Index

Entropy Banner
This feature allows you to create rotating banner ads for your site.

Secure, feature-rich Perl based forum

PHP/MySQL based forum

PHP/MySQL based Chat room

Perl/MySQL based shopping system

Advanced Guestbook
PHP/MySQL based guestbook

PHP/MySQL based Chat
The other is Fantastico and that is maintained by a third party developer based in Greece. It contains more scripts and are rigorously tested before they are released. It's available on Starter and Power plans.

The list of scripts are:

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