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Uploading Temporary Web files (6 posts)

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

    Hi -
    Can you tell me how I upload new pages for the client just to look at without overriding the old site for now>
    I have made a temporary folder on an FTP site - do I just open that and put the files there?
    What address do I give the client to view it?
    Thank you so much! First time I've done this.
    Have a fine day.
    Julie

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Julie,

    Creating a temporary folder on an FTP server will work only if that server is also a web server. That is, if this is the FTP server you normally connect to in order to upload webpages, it should work.

    If it is just an FTP server that everyone accesses only by FTP, you wouldn't be able to see the files in a web browser.

    If it is a combination FTP/web server, then the following should work. If the regular website address is:

    http://www.mywebsite.com/

    then to see the files in the temporary folder, you would tell the client to go to:

    http://www.mywebsite.com/temporaryfoldername

    instead. Try it out before you send the address to the client, of course!

    I hope this makes sense. Let us know if that doesn't seem to work.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • JulieBW Member

    Hi Scott...
    You are amazingly quick! Thank you.
    Said this before - I love Fetch!
    OK. Please forgive me for the questions, as I am nervous because I have never done this before. I've (easily) uploaded the pages, etc into the temporary file folder. Now when I refresh,
    it won't affect the site that is already up, - right? Just double checking again.
    Thank you for your patience! Yikes! I'm pretty new to building websites and sometimes it just fries my brain.
    Have a great evening.
    Julie

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Julie,

    Sorry this reply wasn't as quick as my previous one.

    Yes, as long as all the new files go into the temporary folder, they should not affect the existing website at all.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • JulieBW Member

    Hi Scott...
    Thank you again, so much. I actually just tried it and it was fine. I didn't expect a response on the weekend and I hope you had a wonderful one.
    Have a great day.
    Julie

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Julie,

    You're welcome, and thanks for the followup. Glad to hear it's working.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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