[Express] Full Upload

Hello, I have a site that I created a couple of months ago. It was fine, now it is not! Long story short, the hosting company is telling me that I need to do a complete re-upload and I am not sure how to do that. Here’s what the configuration looks like on my upload tool. Any suggestions? Here’s a screenshot of the FTP uploader.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3772355/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-30%20at%2012.47.46%20PM.png


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Just do a normal upload and see what happens.

Just now there is no index.html page at your site - was there some sort of server failure?

David


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I tried normal upload a few times and nothing… it goes to the host page. Not sure what happened. Everything was fine but then today when I updated a couple of things I went to see it live and the site was pointing to an unstarted word press blog. The owners of the business had tried to create their own on WP before involving me. So, the hosting company told me that I had to remove WP. Don’t have a clue why this was never an issue before but it wasn’t. So, I uninstalled WP and now it just goes to the host page. The person who was helping me said that I needed to do a complete re-upload. I only know how to upload one way and that is not working. I thought there might be something I’m missing… I am more design than tech (which is why I liked iWeb and now started with Freeway) but once I learn something I am good to go!


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Check that your 'Home" page has the file name of index.html

If it doesn’t then change it in the inspector and try again.

Also change /public_html to /public_html/ in the Directory box

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That did it!! And now I know why it happened. I forgot that I had unrelated trouble with the home page. Some items would not move and I couldn’t get rid of them. So, I made a new page and deleted the original… and didn’t think about the filename. Well, I won’t tell the client it was my fault :smiley:

Thank you SO much!!


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and didn’t think about the filename

FW automatically creates the 1st page in a site or a sub folder of a site as index.html - so you don’t have to remember.

But (as you have found) if you delete that page then it is gone.

If you subsequently create a new page (after deleting the original index page) then FW will give it the index.html file name but if you have already created a new index page it will take on the file name based on its Title ie new page with Title ‘Home’ will be named home.html unless that file name exists already.

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BTW - you might want to relook at the size of your background image http://www.laplayaresorts.net/Resources/girlwalking.jpg - at 890Kb it is huge for a bg image and makes your page v slow to load.

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I can check on it… I don’t think it is really slow esp. compared to iWeb sites. I have Web Crusher that I bought for my iWeb sites but haven’t figured out how to use it for the Freeway ones.


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I don’t think it is really slow esp. compared to iWeb sites.

You may not think so because the image is cached in your browser (and loads quickly) because you have visited the page many times.

Take my word for it that your bg image at nearly 1Mb is v large.

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