Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to jackchild)
You publish to a folder and then use a FTP application to put the files on the server .
The iWeb HELP will tell you how to publish to a folder.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to jackchild)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to jackchild)
Go Daddy also provides an FTP File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Center. It's a great option for when you don't have access to a dedicated FTP client like those Old Toad mentioned above.
This help article explains how to access FTP File Manager and upload files: http://x.co/k2T4
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 10:17 AM (in response to jackchild)
Thanks for the link to the way to move files between directories- I know this is what I need to do but am terrified that I'm going to do something wrong and mess up the web site. When I was on the phone with a GoDaddy person, I remember we did "move" Iweb files to the root file, and then we deleted other files. I have a feeling this is what I need to do in order for the changes I made In Iweb to be recognized but, as I said, am nervous. Can you be a little more detailed in your explanation of what to do? I so appreciate your help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to WendyDP)
Unfortunately, without seeing your account and how it's setup, there's no way for me to know exactly what needs to be changed. I'll try to give you a basic overview, though, so you understand how things are normally structured. Then maybe you can figure out what needs to be done on your own, or at least you'll feel more comfortable if you opt to contact our Support team again.
OK, so here's your file structure/web publishing primer
When you access the FTP File Manager, the left side of the page shows all the folders you have setup. There's always one called "html". That's what we call the root folder, and everything sits inside that folder. Let's pretend your entire site was just one file called "index.html". If that were the case, you'd put that index.html file in the root folder, and when you visit YourDomainName.com, the site would display. Note that index.html is a special filename that automatically displays when you visit the folder where it's located... if you called it "home.html" or gave it some other customized filename, it would not display automatically.
Now, what often happens with iWeb users is that they upload the entire folder that iWeb produces when you publish to a folder. Let's say you publish to a folder called "MySite", and all your site files are in that folder. If you upload the MySite folder to your root folder, then your website isn't going to display when you visit your domain name. Instead, you would need to visit YourDomainName.com/MySite/ in order to see the site.
So, when iWeb publishes to a folder, you don't want to put that folder on your hosting server. Instead, you want to put everything that's inside that folder onto your hosting account, and one of those files should be index.html (or index.htm). This is your home page. If iWeb named your homepage file something different, you should rename it. By the way, there are a few other reserved names for default files, but "index" is the most common.
If you do upload the whole iWeb folder, you'll need to move all the files and folders it contains over to the root of your hosting account. The general file structure must be maintained, though. For example, if you have an "images" folder in your primary publish folder, don't take the image files from it and put them in the root as well. They need to stay in the images folder, and the images folder needs to stay in the same position relative to all the other files and folders.
I hope this helps you get things running the way you want. If you do need more help, don't hesitate to contact our Support staff like you have in the past. They're always available and ready to help out.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to GoDaddyGuy)
Guess what- for a smart person like me, I don't know how to follow your advice! So since you are GoDaddy guy, and I am using GoDaddy to run all my internet needs, can I please possibly make a 10 minute phone date with you/GoDaddy? I know you could resolve my issue in 30 seconds.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 12:42 AM (in response to WendyDP)
It really is not hard and what he is saying to you in the shortened version is that on the GoDaddy servers you will have a folder named 'html' which is your root folder where you need to upload your website to.
Then, you may have noticed that when you publish your website to a local folder from iWeb you get a site folder with the name of your site in iWeb - so whatever you called your site in iWeb will then become your site folder when you publish.
All he is saying is that if you want to avoid having your site name in the title of your website like http://www.domain.com/sitename/pagename, then you will need to upload the contents of your site folder only and NOT your whole site folder to your server. If you are using Cyberduck to upload, then make your connection to the server by entering the correct information and once you have made your connection you should then be abel to see your 'html' folder on the server. Then all you do is select the upload option from the drop down menu to the right hand side in Cyberduck and once you click on upload you just find and select your site folder. Once selected, then just do a select all to select all the contents of your site folder and NOT the site folder itself and then upload it to your server.
It really is as simple and as easy as that.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 4:19 AM (in response to GoDaddyGuy)
So here is what I ihave on Go Daddy:In the Directory list on the FTP File manager page, I have a folder named fareforward and then right under it another folder named fareforward.com.I know I need to move all the files into one of them (is it fareforward or fareforward.com) and then, possibly delete what may remain after I have made the move- something like that....right? I'm just worried to hit delete that I'll so something that will wipe out my site.Thanks,Wendy