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  • Started 10 years ago by Colleen
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Colleen
  • Colleen Member

    Ok, here's the deal. I'm self-taught, just figuring this out as I go. I have a Livejournal, and I want to post images on it. I know how to hotlink to images if I have a URL where they are, but to do that first I would need a server to post my images. So I set that up. And I connected Fetch to my server... I believe I did all of the FTP junk right. And I believe I also added a directory of images correctly. Now, how do I find the URL for these images? I'm having trouble finding the URL for my homepage even, so......

    Thanks a bunch!

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Figuring out the correct URL for something you've uploaded is one of the trickier aspects of putting things on the web, because there isn't a simple answer. The more complicated answer is that your web service provider -- the company that runs the server you uploaded the images to -- should be able to tell you the base URL for your web space. It might be something like:

    http://www.acme.net/~colleen/

    To build the URL for something you've uploaded, you add its name to that. So if you uploaded an image named mycat.jpg, the URL would be:

    http://www.acme.net/~colleen/mycat.jpg

    If you uploaded a folder named "images", full of pictures including one called "mycat.jpg", the URL for that picture would be:

    http://www.acme.net/~colleen/images/mycat.jpg

    And so forth.

    So the first step is to get the base URL from your provider, and then you add on the "path" to the file.

    I hope this helps,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Colleen Member

    Thanks! Guess I'll have to get off my lazy butt and go talk to someone at the ITS help desk - my host is my university

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Figuring out the correct URL for something you've uploaded is one of the trickier aspects of putting things on the web, because there isn't a simple answer. The more complicated answer is that your web service provider -- the company that runs the server you uploaded the images to -- should be able to tell you the base URL for your web space. It might be something like:

    http://www.acme.net/~colleen/

    To build the URL for something you've uploaded, you add its name to that. So if you uploaded an image named mycat.jpg, the URL would be:

    http://www.acme.net/~colleen/mycat.jpg

    If you uploaded a folder named "images", full of pictures including one called "mycat.jpg", the URL for that picture would be:

    http://www.acme.net/~colleen/images/mycat.jpg

    And so forth.

    So the first step is to get the base URL from your provider, and then you add on the "path" to the file.

    I hope this helps,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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