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#1 ridiculousness

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 09:41 AM

hi. i had no trouble figuring out how to use the ftp client, logging in, etc. I have the page and all of the files needed for it uploaded on to my the ftp server, but i do not know how to upload/use/connect them so they will work with my website. how do i use my ftp server to manage my website?? thanks so much!

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 12:37 PM

hi. i had no trouble figuring out how to use the ftp client, logging in, etc. I have the page and all of the files needed for it uploaded on to my the ftp server, but i do not know how to upload/use/connect them so they will work with my website. how do i use my ftp server to manage my website?? thanks so much!



:lol: Hi..I assume that you are new to working with websites? SmartFTP is used to upload and download the files used in your website site. You can't use it to edit your website or change the designs of it. You have to create the website in another progran. Either an HTML editor, I use NoteTabPro or just in NotePad or in another program such as FrontPage. I use one by Serif called WebPlus9 which I really like, you use these to design and connect your files to operate together. If you have a website called (example) http://www.mysite.com the first page would be the index page so it would be http://www.mysite.com/index.html you would do the editing on this page in one of those programs I mentioned. If you want to add another page you would put a link from index.html to the next page or another website. example the next page could be called http://www.mysite.com/page2.html or what ever you name it. To view your website in your browser you would have to type the address in the address bar. http://www.mysite.com it will automaticly open the index page. Just look at how the forum operates and you get the idea. Hope this helps?..Cheers..Keithmj :P

#3 Witchy

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 10:02 PM

Okay... Another newbie here....... and I'm soooo confused! When I read the original post I thought I'd find my answer here... but I didn't. Here is my, probably very stupid, question....

I've used MS Publisher to create a 16 page website. I was then told that I need a FTP client to actually upload the pages. I've installed this program.... was able to connect to my server... and 'thought' that I'd succeeded in uploading my files to my website. Didn't happen. The program said that my transfer was successful and complete.... but it also read .. STOR. When I type my web address in the bar... there is my old site... None of the new files are viewable. What am I NOT doing? I realize that it is probably obsenely obvious,.... but I can't figure it out and my time line is running out. PLEASE HELP, SOOON!




:lol: Hi..I assume that you are new to working with websites? SmartFTP is used to upload and download the files used in your website site. You can't use it to edit your website or change the designs of it. You have to create the website in another progran. Either an HTML editor, I use NoteTabPro or just in NotePad or in another program such as FrontPage. I use one by Serif called WebPlus9 which I really like, you use these to design and connect your files to operate together. If you have a website called (example) http://www.mysite.com the first page would be the index page so it would be http://www.mysite.com/index.html you would do the editing on this page in one of those programs I mentioned. If you want to add another page you would put a link from index.html to the next page or another website. example the next page could be called http://www.mysite.com/page2.html or what ever you name it. To view your website in your browser you would have to type the address in the address bar. http://www.mysite.com it will automaticly open the index page. Just look at how the forum operates and you get the idea. Hope this helps?..Cheers..Keithmj :P

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#4 Keithmj

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 11:55 PM

:lol: Hi..What I would do is this..Can you publish your site to a folder on your hard drive? That is how I do it. MS Publisher probably has the ability to publish it for you but I publish to a folder first. Then just to test it out using SmartFTP login to you website using FTP and create a folder called "test" in the main area, usually in Web or Public_html. Then upload just the index.html file or any other file to that folder just to see if it can upload. If it is there then you know that the transfer was sucessful. Then in your browser type http://www.keithmj.com/index.html. Replacing "keithmj" with your sites information. If the one file was transfered then the rest will. Make sure you use passive mode or auto. You will see the files being uploaded to your site but just make sure that you put them in the correct place because if they are outside the web or public_html folder they won't showup in your browser..I hope this is what you are looking for...let us know...Cheers..Keithmj :P

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Edited by Keithmj, 26 December 2005 - 12:23 AM.


#5 onewayticktet

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:39 AM

hi. i need to know if you reccomend any programs like webplus 9 because i am unable to buy it right now, so i prefer all downloadable programs.

i, too, was having the same problem the first person was having, i thought you could ftp all of it to your site, so you helped alot in pointing me in the right direction, thanks! i hope getting and downloading a program like webplus 9 will help me in putting up my site.

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