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iweb and fetch (7 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by merlinAJ
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • merlinAJ Member

    Hi all,
    I've just purchased iweb and built a web site. Now I have chosen "Publish to folder" in iweb and it opens my user name and then sites as a suggested location. I select a new folder option, give a name and then open fetch and select "put" and highlight the newly made folder. I see the progress and eventually everything is uploaded (i think). So how come when I type in my web address (www.acts.ac.nz) i get "server not found"? Please help anyone before I pull ALL my remaining hair out!!!!!

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I'd guess you need to upload the contents of the newly made folder, but not the folder itself - that is, in Fetch's Put dialog, open the folder containing your website and select everything in it, then Put that.

    Most webservers want the file named index.html to be at the top level of the webserver's folder. When you upload the entire folder created by iWeb, instead of the contents, index.html ends up inside another folder on the webserver.

    Let us know if this does not help. Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Easyabcd Member

    I use Fetch to upload iweb published sites. It works great. For the top level of a website (www.acts.ac.nz) the contents of the published folder needs to be loaded - not the folder. If the iweb publish folder's name is (pub) you will probably find your website working at:
    www.acts.ac.nz/pub

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • merlinAJ Member

    Hi everybody

    I've just done what you suggested and nothing! It's still the same.
    Once connected I used the "PUT" to put in a "index.html" and a folder named "INDEX_files". Everything seems to upload and then when Igo the the site, nothing! it's a 404 Not found. (plus Apache/1.3.26 Ben-SSL/1.48 Server at www.acts.ac.nz Port 80 - if that's any help).
    This is so frustrating now -please, please help.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    When I go to your website, I now see your pages - try going to your website, and then choosing "Reload Page" from the "View" menu in Safari and see if you see your page.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 06-18-2006).]

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • merlinAJ Member

    Hi scott
    Yeh thanks for that. I sort of spent the whole weekend trying various things and the one that works is putting everyting into a folder named public_html. I'm so elated that it finally worked I've not done anything else - just incase I collapse the worlds entire web. Now if I want to put in links to other pages will these all go into that same folder as just pages or do tey have to be in their own folders within that folder (does that make sense?)

    Thanks
    Merlin

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Glad you figured it out!

    If you continue to use iWeb, as you create new pages you should just put exacly the contents of what iWeb generates into the public_html folder as you have now - don't make any new folders yourself; but if iWeb creates some new folders inside the website folder, copy those folders up.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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