website not uploading with ftp

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  1. riel505 macrumors member

    riel505

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    #1
    hi! i've been trying to upload my website for days now but still nothing happens. my website is still a big 404 error.
    first i used vicomsoft trial version - uploaded the files and got them there, but nothing happened.

    Myhome:
    Sites(folder)
    images (folder)
    index.html
    my website (folder)
    index.html
    site (folder)

    i click 'my website' folder and upload. but i still get 404 msg. surfing here, i found that Transmit is a good ftp program, so I donwloaded that,erased all my files in the web host and reuploaded. i still get 404.

    please help. i've been uploading and deleting and uploading for about a week now. people i ask usually tell me not to name my home page 'index' but also from this forum (and i noticed too) that iweb automatically mirrors your home page and creates an index.html page.

    what else do i need to check and do to get my website up there?
    i've renamed all my pages with no capitals, spaces or special characters. and everything was done with iweb.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Does the web server know that it's supposed to default to index.html when the URL is given without a page name?

    You can check to see if it works by including index.html after the URL to your site, with an optional '/' as necessary.
     
  3. riel505 thread starter macrumors member

    riel505

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    #3
    my website is www.orangejar.com - it's for my photo editing biz

    when i try www.orangejar.com/index.html - i also get the 404 -- is that what you wanted me to try?
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, that's the thing that I wanted you to try.

    The only other thing I would think to check is that the URL you've given is actually tied to your website.

    Are you uploading to www.orangejar.com or ftp.orangejar.com with a directory of www?
     
  5. riel505 thread starter macrumors member

    riel505

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    i dont think im uploading to ftp.orangejar.com
    i log in to my server and the ftp client opens this folder with only a slash as a name. that's where i copy my files.

    when i check my file mgr at the web host site, it clicks and links to www.orangejar.com/blahblahablahblah/x/files/index.html

    when asked my web host - they said dont name index page any other name.

    sorry for the bother, but i really dont know what to do anymore. i thought changing ftp programs would solve the tric. i followed directions on Transmit...
     
  6. NNO-Stephen macrumors 6502

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    #6
    you list two index.html pages...

    surely you don't have two of them.
     
  7. riel505 thread starter macrumors member

    riel505

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    the first one is the default in the "Sites" folder under User... it says:

    X​
    Your website here.

    You can use Mac OS X Personal Web Sharing to publish web pages or share files on the Internet — or on your company’s or school’s local area network — from a folder on your hard disk.

    You can display your documents on the Internet — or restrict access to a chosen few within a local area network. Mac OS X Personal Web Sharing makes it a snap..

    the same goes for the 'Image folder' in the list (it contains the images in the default index.html).

    the orangejar folder is where my website files are. inside are the .html pages with a corresponding folder, and one index.html w/o a corresponding folder but opens up like my home page.

    oh. sorry. the list is above different from the default, coz i was trying to upload it and shifting the fiels around.
    it's really liek this
    User - Sites - Images folder, index.html, OrangeJar folder

    in Orangejar - sites folder, index.html
     
  8. #8
    ftp

    I have noticed that you are running some sort of ftp. when i went to ftp.orangejar.com it showed up with error 505 (i think it was 505) and said "no annonymous logon. meaning that it is setup for filesharing via ftp as far as i understand from when i was using some ftp.
     
  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    You should ask your host what directory you need to upload files to in case it's not the root directory. Make sure you have your index.html file at the base of whatever location you upload the files to. Dunno what else to suggest without knowing more about your hosting setup.
     
  10. riel505 thread starter macrumors member

    riel505

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    thank you for all your help!!! it's really great getting responses when you're at your wit's end.

    my web host checked my files again, and it seemed that i deleted the public-html where I should have uploaded my files.

    it's working now. i jsut hope that when i upload new files or edit the existing, i don't accidentally delete anything again.

    thank you again.:D
     

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