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  • Started 10 years ago by ccog
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • ccog Member

    I am new to the website game, and am trying to teach myself. I have my domain name and hosting company, and before i upload my final site, i want to simply put a single page up with my info, noting the page is under construction. I designed this in iweb, published it to a folder, got this folder into fetch. Now i'm trying to upload it to the site, but i think i'm missing something. I click the file/folder i want, and "put". But nothing really happens...i check the webview and it's exactly what i want, but when i go to the site, nothing happens.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    I apologize, but I'm not certain I understand from your description which part of the process you're having a problem.

    Does the folder from iWeb now appear in your Fetch file list? If so, you then you have successfully uploaded your files.

    Is the problem that they do not show up in your web browser when you go to your website?

    If you haven't already, you might want to read over the Introductory Fetch tutorial - that may clear up some of your questions.

    If you could provide some additional details - and I realize you're new to this, and don't understand the "right" terms - I'll try to help out.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • ccog Member

    Yeah, sorry, probably fairly vague...ok, here's exactly what i've done: in iweb i created a single welcome page with my company logo and a note saying "under construction, please visit again soon"...i want this to come up on my page instead of the hosting company's logo. So after creating this page, i selected "publish to a folder", "create new folder", then created a folder name, and clicked "choose". I then opened Fetch, connected successfully by entering ftp.mysite.com, my username and password. Then the pane comes up that had a file "holding.htm", and two folders "aspnet_client", and "cgi-bin". I assume those are the current contents of my website. Then i clicked "put", and found the folder i created from iweb. I used shift to highlight two things: a file "index.html", and a folder "Site_2", which were the contents of the folder i created in iweb. I then clicked "put" on that window. Fetch then transferred this to the pane along with the other files and folders i mentionned above.

    This is basically the point i'm a little confused about. If i highlight the tools items from my iweb folder i created, and click "webview", exactly what i want appears. I'm just not certain as to how to make that REALLY appear when i go to view my website in Firefox. I was under the impression that once i "put" the file, it goes to my server? I'm sure i'm missing a pretty basic point here. Do i have to highlight those two items from my iweb folder i uploaded to fetch, and "put" them again somewhere? Do i have to change a setting somewhere? Do i have to go to my hosting account and do something there to make it visible to anyone who visits my site?

    Hope you can help!

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks for the detailed steps, they were very clear.

    From your description, it sounds like you did everything correctly. You successfully uploaded your files, and you uploaded the correct files to what sounds like the correct location. No, I do not think you need to Put them somewhere else.

    And if they appear in your browser when you click WebView, they are definitely on the server somewhere.

    If you could tell us the address of your website, we'll take a look and try to figure out what the problem is or what the next step you should take is.

    If you'd prefer not to post it in public, you can instead send email to:

    bb at fetchsoftworks dot com

    and I'll see it there.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • ccog Member

    Thanks for your reply! Oddly enough, after waiting a couple hours and rechecking the website, it finally has transferred to what i wanted. I have no clue why it took so long (does it take time before the changes make it to the hosting server?). At least i can rest easily knowing i CAN read instructions properly :S

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, it does not take time for changes to make it to the hosting server - once the new files are uploaded, the changes are there.

    However, what can happen is that web browsers keep a local "cache" of recently visited webpages, to speed up the display of them. The cache is supposed to be updated automatically when a page has been updated on the server, but sometimes the browser gets confused.

    So my guess is that your page had been updated all along, but your browser just wasn't showing it, instead it was showing the out of date cached version.

    If this happens to you again after you upload updates to your page, go to Safari's View menu, and choose Reload Page. That will tell Safari to go get the newest version from the web, instead of the local cache.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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