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Upload help? (6 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by mkmc
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • mkmc Member

    Alright, I am completely new to this and have no idea what I am doing wrong. I have built a web site in Dreamweaver, and uploaded them with Fetch. They all show up, but I figure I must be doing something wrong because when I try to see my pages in a browser I get the message "Forbidden you don't have permission to access/on this server" I have a domain name and hosting space with godaddy.com. Could the files be named wrong? I really don't know what to do. My URL is goldenponyranch.com

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    One possible cause is that you are not uploading your webpages in quite the right location.

    Let's say, for example, all your website files are in a folder called "website". (You may actually have called it something different, and that's fine, this is just an example.)

    What you need to do in order for your website to appear automatically when you enter your website address, is to upload everything inside the "website" folder, but not the "website" folder itself.

    You can do this easily by connecting to your server, then opening the "website" folder on your Mac, and dragging everything inside it to the Fetch window.

    You may want to delete what you have already put on the server and start over again so that you do not end up with two copies of the website on your server.

    If this does not help, let us know and we will try to provide further advice.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • mkmc Member

    Thank you for the quick reply!

    I did as suggested and this did help some. I am able to open the site in a browser, but the images do not seem to be linking, all I'm getting is text. Is this another problem with where or how I am uploading the files?

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    It looks like this may be another problem with how you are uploading your files.

    The problem is that your webpages are looking for the images inside an "image" folder, but they are instead outside of that folder on the server.

    Perhaps I should have been clearer; you should not take every file out of every folder. If you have subfolders inside your main website folder, you should leave them as is, with the files inside them; you just should not upload the folder which all the other files and folders are inside.

    Returning to the example, if all your website files are in a folder called "website", you will have something like:

    website (folder)
      index.html
      otherpage.html
    Images (folder)

    And inside the Images folder will be your image files. For your website to work correctly, upload index.html, otherpage.html, and the Images folder that are all inside the "website" folder - don't open up the Images folder and upload the files inside it separately.

    At least, this is my guess of what is going on. If I have misunderstood your setup, I'm sorry.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • mkmc Member

    That was exactly the problem. Everything is working now. Thank you!

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Great, glad to hear it's all working now. You're welcome!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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