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How to add Manifest MIME on GoDaddy Linux Shared Hosting

Published on July 14, 2011 by in Servers

The other day I had finished designing one of my personal web applications, and my next step was to take it offline.  However, I wasn’t sure how to add the manifest MIME type onto my GoDaddy shared hosting account.  I searched in the directory for the .htaccess file, but I couldn’t find it.  I searched online for anyone having had that problem before, but couldn’t find any clear answer on how to put it on a Linux Shared Hosting server. The GoDaddy documentation only had stuff on the Windows MIME types (specifically including .manifest in the list), and that it was possible to add MIME types to the Linux server, but no extra documentation.

I decided to call the GoDaddy representative up.  They sent me the same link about it being possible to add MIME types to the Linux Shared Hosting server, but that they themselves weren’t able to do it.

Ends up it’s a pretty easy solution that allowed me to get the server to recognize my manifest file.  Simply create a file called “.htaccess” and add the following in it,

AddType text/cache-manifest .manifest

And upload that file to your GoDaddy Linux shared hosting server via the FPT into the root directory.  From there on, change your manifest by at least one byte and re-upload it (the manifest file), and refresh your page.  Your browser should now be correctly recognizing your manifest file.  Hope it helps!


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  1. Dan Witten

    Nice, thanks! Worked like a charm. For any newbie users that happen to be using a windows box to set this up like I was, you cannot create a file called .htaccess on windows. Quick work around is to call it foo.htaccess, FTP it to your Go Daddy site as described above, then rename it to just .htaccess. Thanks again for the post, it helped alot!

  2. Thanks! Just what I was looking for

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