Need Website Help: Parent Directory and Site Files Show Instead of Opening Site

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  1. freshstart macrumors newbie

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    After much gnashing of teeth, I finally got my iWeb files to upload through Cyberduck for my Road Runner personal webpage. However, when I visit the site through the browser, instead of opening the site it shows a parent directory and the file name for my website folder. If I click on the folder name, the website opens up. Does anyone know what I need to do to fix it so that the website opens automatically? I checked and there is an index page, so that is not the problem.

    All suggestions are appreciated!
     
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  3. Peace macrumors P6

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    The index.html needs to be at the root of the directory.Not inside a folder.
     
  4. freshstart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So do I just drag the files outside of the folder and ditch the folder?
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    That would probably work.Depending on how you uploaded the files.If a link points to a file inside the folder it could be a dead link.

    Pull just the index.html file outside the folder first to see what happens.
     
  6. freshstart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried pulling it out of the folder and nothing changed as to the parent directory/folder issue. However, now if I click on the folder, instead of opening the site, it opens the list of files. If it is not supposed to be in folder, why would iWeb publish it as a folder? I thought that the iWeb "publish to folder" could just be dragged and dropped to the FTP?

    Also, there are other folders in there that I assume are necessary to Road Runner because they cannot be deleted. They are things like _private, and several _vti.... folders. I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not.
     
  7. Peace macrumors P6

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    iWeb's "publish to folder" is meant to be published to a local folder.
     
  8. freshstart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So how do I get the info into the FTP properly? I tried dragging all of the files outside of the site folder, and it just made things worse.
     
  9. Peace macrumors P6

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    Think I get it now.

    Publish to a folder on your computer.Normally ~/sites

    Then open the folder.you should see a couple files.One being index.html

    FTP those files and whatever else is inside the folder AS IS.

    By ftp'ing the folder itself you're creating a folder on your web server.
     
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