I have done a few intranets with WSS 3 now and we recently started doing normal web sites.
Usually I create the site in C:\Domains\domain_name80
What I have found is that when I redeploy the backup I have made of the site to our web server it deploys the site in the default location under InetPub which is fine, but it deploys it to folder 80 (which is the port number) instead of domain_name80 as I have set it up on my dev server.
What I am doing now is to create a clean site on our Web Server exactly the same way as on my dev server and then copy the files over with the SharePoint designer. I am fairly sure this is not the correct way of doing it.
I would much appreciate it if you could give me the best/more professional way of deploying/publishing the site from my dev server to the desired location on our Web Server.
Warp Dev Team