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Hello,

I'm currently working on a website for a client it's my first project,
I've developed a few pages and would like to upload them to my web host and enable people to view the website via the domain.

www.

I'm not really 100% sure how to upload & and organise my files.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks!

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Your webhost provides (ftp) access for you. You can use an ftp client to upload your files. If your host provides a control panel (e.g. cPanel) you can also use this web interface to upload your files.

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Thanks,

From the control panel I have many options, one of which is the
"File Manager"

I assume this is where to manage the files

once uploaded how to I make the website "live"

Thanks!

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Normally the default folder is something like www or public_html. If you put your files there, they are automatically live.

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Thanks,
From the control panel I have many options, one of which is the
"File Manager"
I assume this is where to manage the files
once uploaded how to I make the website "live"

Thanks!

the control panel file manager is not the best way to manage files,
the descriptive text explains the filemanager as when you don't have access to an ftp program.
a standalone ftp client usint ftp settings supplied by the host, is much better, as thunderbird is better than a webmail interface
ftp allows synchronizing, you dont have to remember what files are altered
allows better access control

this new,
should read the helpscreens on the control panel about ftp and install one of the listed ftp cllients -the listed clients usually have detailed howtos in the control panel helpscreens

I remember,
such a sense of achievement when I got the first site running.
a greater achievement when it was running right

:thumbsup: good luck

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the control panel file manager is not the best way to manage files,
the descriptive text explains the filemanager as when you don't have access to an ftp program.
a standalone ftp client usint ftp settings supplied by the host, is much better, as thunderbird is better than a webmail interface
ftp allows synchronizing, you dont have to remember what files are altered
allows better access control

this new,
should read the helpscreens on the control panel about ftp and install one of the listed ftp cllients -the listed clients usually have detailed howtos in the control panel helpscreens

I remember,
such a sense of achievement when I got the first site running.
a greater achievement when it was running right

:thumbsup: good luck

Thanks for the reply,

I'm currently using Dreamweaver CS4 & have "successfully" configured my FTP settings to work with my host, still slightly confused but I'm confident I'm getting there.

I've loaded my website files (to the public_html folder) however when I try to access the domain externally (via www.) it comes up with an error message highlighting "I don't have the permissions to access this website"

does this sound familiar? have I loaded the files incorrect?

This seems to be the last stumbling block keeping me from accessing my website!!!!!! (I know... patience)

Help!

& Thanks for the continued help.

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Do you have the index.html in the public_html folder or in another subfolder?

Who is your host?

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have you set an .htaccess file
have you set any passwords
has the account been recently established and not made it through whatever process the host uses to create new accounts yet

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Do you have the index.html in the public_html folder or in another subfolder?

Who is your host?

The index.html is in a sub folder, bad?

and the host is http://www.279hosting.com/[/url]

Edited by MeTc123: spelling mistake

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when you load http://www.thissite.com what you actually get is http://www.thissite.com/index.html the server displays the derfault filename from its list of default names or gives an error

It sort of annoying when the server list runs htm html php and you upload a new version of the site in php, and the old version still runs as html, took days to notice

either move all files & folders up one level so your index.htm|hrtml|php is in the root, or put a new index file in the root redirecting to the subfolder <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.thissite.com/folder/"> <<-one of many redirect methods
the second choice is better if you plan to later host two(or more) sites on the same space

Edited by almostbob: n/a

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when you load http://www.thissite.com what you actually get is http://www.thissite.com/index.html the server displays the derfault filename from its list of default names or gives an error

It sort of annoying when the server list runs htm html php and you upload a new version of the site in php, and the old version still runs as html, took days to notice

either move all files & folders up one level so your index.htm|hrtml|php is in the root, or put a new index file in the root redirecting to the subfolder <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.thissite.com/folder/"> <<-one of many redirect methods
the second choice is better if you plan to later host two(or more) sites on the same space

I've moved the files to the root, (including the index.html)

"public_html"

when I try to access the website it says . . .


Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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is it a user site at an isp or a purchased domain
the free webspace at isp is often accessed differently
If using a control panel, read the help screens about exactly where the files go, and how to access can't stress how much the placement is dependent on the provider
my free space files go in the html_public folder and are accessed as http://users.isp.com/~loginname
my domain resides in a www folder and is accessed as mysite.com

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If you can tell us who your host is we might be able to help determine where to put your files and if there are any other issues. Otherwise you could call your host's tech support and have them help you out. Most of them are good about help with these types of issues.

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