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Website created in DreamWeaver - Can't get it uploaded properly

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kwkaren
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2015-04-06 5:45 pm EST

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I designed my website using DreamWeaver. I have tried to upload it through DW setting up with the information found in the cpanel under "configure ftp client" (there is nothing listed as a "root directory" there btw) and when I run the test it says I am connected and that everything has been uploaded but when I go to my website it shows the site coming page. I have also tried uploading with Filezilla. It shows all my files have been uploaded. What am I doing wrong? Am I missing a step somewhere?

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I've tried using "public_html" as the root directory but I get an error message.
kwkaren
11 Points
2015-04-06 06:07 pm EST
I am facing a similar problem, can you please provide tutorial on this. It seems many of us are spending so much time and just hitting in the bush. For my case, I am now just seeing the WP page staring at me. What is happening? Please explain where I am going wrong. Regards.
shemiaps
5 Points
2016-01-08 09:11 am EST

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Arn
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40,336 Points
2015-04-06 6:13 pm EST
Hello Kwkaren,

Thanks for your question about uploading the website files you developed in Dreamweaver. The default website root for InMotion Hosting accounts is public_html. The files should all be uploaded into that folder. By default, there should be some type of index file in your website files. Index files will be either index.htm, index.html, or index.php. If you did not setup an index file, then "under construction page" will still appear. Bear in mind that files names are capital sensitive - so, if you named your index file Index.html, then the web server would not see it. It would need to be all in lower case. You can find more information about the document root here.

I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.

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Hello Kwkaren,

If you look at the files, you will see that you created a subfolder. Currently all of your website files are in the subfolder adding a folder in the URL. For example, if your domain name was example.com, and you uploaded the files into a subfolder called sub, then your URL would become http://example.com/sub.

I hope that makes sense to you. Move your files out of the sub folder you created and into the root of the public_html folder if you don't want that subfolder in the URL for your website.

Regards,
Arnel C.
Arn
40,336 Points
Staff
2015-04-06 6:18 pm EST
Thank you for your response. I am confused because I thought that when my account was created that the default folder was the public_html folder so that when I uploaded my stuff, it would automatically go into that folder. Apparently this is not the case.

I am not aware of creating a subfolder - so I don't know what subfolder I am incorrectly uploading to. In Filezilla it shows my files in a remote site folder that just says "/"

I have tried every way of putting it into the root directory line: http://mysite.com/public_html; http://www.mysite.com/public_html; www.mysite.com/public_html; mysite.com/public_html; and just plain public_html but none of those work. The file is not found and I get an error message. Is this a folder that I am supposed to create? If not, please tell me, specifically, what I need to type in as the root directory.

Thanks so much for your help!
kwkaren
11 Points
2015-04-06 7:01 pm EST
Hello Kwkaren,

It doesn't seem like you're logging in with your cPanel user name. If you're logging in with an email address, you're not using the right user to publish your sight. If you use the cPanel user name as the user name and password, you'll be able to see the public_html folder. I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance.

Regards,
Arnel C.
Arn
40,336 Points
Staff
2015-04-06 7:42 pm EST
Thank you! I was not using my cpanel login (who knew you had 3 different log ins!). I appreciate your assistance!
kwkaren
11 Points
2015-04-06 9:12 pm EST
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