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Fetch domain & Rapidweaver (6 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by mecan89
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • mecan89 Member

    I am new to uploading a website. I have purchased a domain on 1&1 and I need to direct it to my webhosting (IX Webhosting). If I direct my domain name on 1&1 to my IP Address that will host my site (IX Webhosting), is Fetch the program I need to transfer my website I have made on Rapidweaver? Do I upload my website to the IXWebhosting via Fetch? What kind of information will I need from IXWebhosting and/or 1&1 in order to upload my files? I am sorry for the super basic request, but truthfully both my domain and webhosting are not clear.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, you could use Fetch to transfer your website files created in Rapidweaver to your web host.

    If IX Webhosting is the company that will actually be hosting the files - that is, providing a server for you to put them on so they appear on the web - then you need to contact them and ask them for the hostname, username, and password to use for uploading files via FTP. This is the information that Fetch requires in order to connect to the webhost.

    Part of your confusion may result from the fact that 1&1 is also a webhosting company; but if you have just bought a domain name from them and they are not doing hosting for you, all you need to do is ask them to set up the domain name so that it is directed to your real webhost. Fetch is not involved and cannot help with that process. You only need to ask IX Webhosting for the information you need to upload your files.

    I hope this helps clarify things.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • mecan89 Member

    Thanks. Actually after reading someone elses post I decided to scrap the Rapid Weaver and go back to iweb. Earlier I had tried to publish to separate domains on my .mac family account and that did not work. I still have one website on my .dot mac account and I use iweb for that. This second site I am using the iweb as "site 2" but putting it on IXWebhosting.

    I am having problems getting iweb to only publish my second site to a folder. When I am in iweb I publish to a folder it wants to transfer both to a folder, thus when I publish that folder via fetch, it is all going to the website on IXWebhosting. Do you know any way around that?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    iWeb assumes that even if you have two "sites" you want to upload them to the same server; so that's why it publishes them both to the same folder and doesn't provide a way to publish just one.

    While you can use it to create multiple sites and then upload just one of them to a server, it's not really how iWeb is designed to be used.

    Here is what I believe you should be doing in order to make it work.

    When you have two sites in iWeb, and then use the Publish to a Folder command, you will end up with a folder that contains the following:

    My Websites
    index.html (file)
    NameOfSite1 (folder)
    NameOfSite2 (folder)

    If you want to upload Site #2 to your server, you should upload the contents of the "NameOfSite2" folder, but not the "NameOfSite2" folder itself.

    So, open up the "NameOfSite2" folder, and upload everything you find inside it. (You should see a variety of html files, including another "index.html" file and a bunch of subfolders - upload everything exactly as you find it there.)

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • mecan89 Member

    I did as you suggested. I saved my site2 on my desktop. I then uploaded the contents of the file through fetch (all the folders inside the site2 folder. I used fetch and the "put" and chose the contents of the file and uploaded it to my site. I tried the IP address after it uploaded and the web address and it says requested URL not found. Do you have any idea what I can do?

    One thing, when I selected multiple files, the "put as" is blank. Am I doing it right?
    Thanks.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    When you select multiple files with the Fetch Put command, yes, the "Put as" field is blank. (The "Put as" field is only used when you're putting a single file; then it lets you give the file a different name when you're uploading it. With multiple files, Fetch just uploads them all with the same names they have on the Macintosh.)

    It sounds like you have generally followed the right steps, but it's hard for me to tell if you have done it exactly right without being there!

    One thing I notice is that you said you uploaded "all the folders inside the site2 folder" - you need to upload the index.html file that you find inside the site2 folder, as well as all the folders you find inside it. Your website will not work correctly without the index.html file. Maybe you did that and just didn't mention that.

    Some web servers require that you upload your web files to a special folder on the server; it is possible that you have uploaded your files to the wrong location. Every server is different, so I'm not sure what the correct location for IX Webhosting would be.

    Let us know if this advice helps solve the problem or not.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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