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  • Started 7 years ago by NicolaNonesuch
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • NicolaNonesuch Member

    Hi there! I'm new to this forum, but not to using Fetch.

    I just registered my own domain name (nicolanonesuch.com) and hosting with GoDaddy.

    I'm trying to upload my website using Fetch, but having a problem. I'm typing up some simple html, basically just to say "Coming Soon," and saving it as index.html, and then dragging it into Fetch. When I go to my website's home page and refresh it to see the changes, all I see is the html, exactly as I typed it in TextEdit.

    I deleted "index.html" from the file list in Fetch, then went back to nicolanonesuch.com and copied the source code for the placeholder page. I edited the source code in TextEdit so that everything was exactly the same, except I changed the page's title to "NICOLA NONESUCH," and then saved it as index.html. I dragged it to Fetch, refreshed nicolanonesuch.com, and was greeted with another page of straight up html text.

    I've been using Fetch just fine for years, and the only thing I can think of is that I'm entering the wrong hostname in the New Connection window.

    GoDaddy isn't very clear about what hostname to use, so I tried ftp.nicolanonesuch.com and my server's IP address, but both had the same problem. ftp.secureserver.net, which I believe is the server hosting my site, brings up the error message "An FTP connection to 'ftp.secureserver.net' could not be opened because the server could not be found. Check that you entered the correct hostname."

    Has anybody had similar problems? Any guidance or advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Nicola,

    I believe entering your domain name in Fetch's hostname field is the proper way to connect to your server with GoDaddy.

    The problem may be that you are using TextEdit to create the HTML page. TextEdit is a poor choice for editing HTML, because often it saves files in an incorrect format for webpages (that is, not as pure text).

    I'd recommend trying TextWrangler from Bare Bones Software to create the HTML file. It's a good, free text editor.

    Then try uploading that file to your server with Fetch, and let us know how that goes.

    If you still see the HTML when you connect to your website, first try Reloading the page, just to make sure your web browser isn't caching the previous mistake. Then, could you please leave the HTML code showing, so that we can take a look at the website and try to figure out why it's doing that?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • NicolaNonesuch Member

    HUZZAH! It worked! Thank you so much! I had always edited HTML in SimpleText, this was my first time using TextEdit, so that was where the problem lay. Holy crap, thank you!

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Nicola,

    Great, glad to hear that fixed the problem!

    Yes, TextEdit needs to come with a big warning label saying "Do not use for HTML." We have to warn people away from it frequently...

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • NicolaNonesuch Member

    Take a look at my page now. I'm so happy and relieved. ^_^

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Very nice. I'll bet it will look even better once the real website is up. :-)

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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