So I took over a website that was served from a GoDaddy server.
After taking over the DSN configuration in the GoDaddy account I pointed the www record to my Linode VPS and the nameserver to my linode nameservers. I set up my NginX on my VPS to serve up the domain via Passenger as a normal rails app. Same as all my other rails apps. Everything works pretty well.
The one problem I have is that there is a path named catering_path. "example.com/catering"
The old site also has a catering page (catering.htm or catering.php I can see both files on the GoDaddy server)
For some reason when it comes back from the server it comes back “domain/catering.htm” OR sometimes it comes back as “domain/catering.php” and when this extension is added by ??? GoDaddy’s server or cached browsers? the page comes back with my rails content but with only some erb is processed - never any administration links. This stumped me because it is serving up the right page from rails but not showing my links to add, edit and delete. it is showing a flash partial and menu items from the model (so some dynamic code is working).
I tested it on my development server and if I request catering.htm or catering.php it does the exact same thing.
But (on the live site) where is it changing from catering to catering.php or catering.htm?
And how can I stop it?
I’m thinking I can correct it inside of NginX but I’m not sure.
Anyone with similar experience or ideas?