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    Include header issue

    I am converting a site from html to php and having some issues with the includes 'header.php'. Warning: include(/header.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/********/public_html/index.php on line 1

    Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/header.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/*****/public_html/index.php on line 1
    these are the two warnings I get. I have both the index.php and header.php stored in the public_html folder. Just not sure...why I am getting these errors? Do I need to put the full path of /home/*****/public_html/ after the include tag?

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    "/header.php" in that context indicates a file named "header.php" that is in the root directory of the file system ("/").

    I'm guessing what you probably really want is something like:
    PHP Code:
    include $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/header.php'
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    Your error message tells you that one of your scripts cannot find a file it's trying to [man]include[man]. You should probably bone up on path references. Understanding them is a fundamental skill in programming. If you don't understand how path references work, you are likely to have a lot of problems in the long run.
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