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Uploaded files, now what? (3 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by graphixsguy
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from guest
  • graphixsguy Member

    Forgive my ignorance, but this is the first time I've tried to publish a website. I was able to connect to Fetch, then used the PUT icon to upload all my files for my site. I then saw the file on my Fetch window. However, now I can't figure out how to make the site go live. Help, please.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Normally after you've uploaded your files to your site, if you have uploaded them to the correct place and included an "index" page, your site should just start working; there is no additional step to make it go live.

    The first thing to check is to make sure that you uploaded the files to the correct folder on the server. On many servers, the files that make up your website must go in a specially named folder, for example, one named "public_html", "htdocs", or "www" — the exact name of the folder will depend on your server. Usually you do not need to create this folder, it will already exist. If you are unsure which folder you should put your website files in, you should contact your hosting provider or server maintainer and ask which folder the files should go in.

    Most servers also expect that the main page - the home page - of your website is named index.html - is that the case for your site?

    Finally, if you are using iWeb to create your site, you should read over the Using Fetch to upload websites created with iWeb topic in Fetch Help (or click the link here) - it covers a lot of potential problems, and has advice on getting started.

    If none of this advice helps, let us know and we'll try to advise further.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Hi, Graphixsguy
    My new site did not display at first, either. I am using iWeb for my first shot at a website. Posts at Apple's iWeb Forum suggested that some host servers cannot recognize page names with spaces in them. I eliminated all the spaces in my page names (delete or underscore or . . .). I used Fetch to delete my old folder and my old index from the server public_html folder, uploaded the revised version -

    and VOILA! The site displays!

    I hope your solution is as easy as mine!

    Posted 6 years ago #

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