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Can't seem to upload site to my host using Dreamweaver

I can't seem to upload anything to my webhost. I'm just starting out with Dreamweaver and can successfully connect to the host but when I 'put' the files from my local site nothing is displayed at the URL?  Can anyone help?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi 11Splinter23,

Can you browse directly to any page you have uploaded?  Instead of domain.com try domain.com/pagename.html

If not, the most likely problem is you defined the path to the public web root on the server incorrectly.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Also, did you just register the domain name and set up the hosting account in the past 24-72 hours?
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11Splinter23Author Commented:
all I wanted to do was put up a holding page and no the hosting account has been registered for weeks.  Not sure what you mean by the path to the public webroot?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> all I wanted to do was put up a holding page

So what is the name of the page you are trying to load?  Also, please directly answer my question:

"Can you browse directly to any page you have uploaded?  Instead of domain.com try domain.com/pagename.html"

>> Not sure what you mean by the path to the public webroot?

In the Remote Site definition, one of the options is called "Host Directory" and that needs to be set to the public web root directory on your hosting account.

A lot of hosts log you into a directory that is one level higher than your actual public web directory.   Something like:

/
 /cgi-bin
 /logs
 /public_html

In order to work properly, the Host Directory should be set to /public_html/ (assuming the above structure is correct).
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11Splinter23Author Commented:
OK, what I've decided to do to get something up is use Wordpress.  I've therefore downloaded Wordpress and using Dreamweaver's FTP have uploaded all the files to the server (or whatever it is - I've got some webhosting through easily.co.uk).  My domain name is berkeleyim.com and I've got that pointing to Linux Hosting Standard which is one of the options in the drop down in easily's control panel.

I don't know what I would do to test your domain/pagename.htm

In Dreamweaver I've got 2 sides one with Remote Site with the wordpress files in and the local side with the files on my computer.  Is this what you mean by Remote Site definition?  I've attached a file.

Thanks for your patience but this is the first time I've ever used this stuff
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>>  I've therefore downloaded Wordpress and using Dreamweaver's FTP have uploaded all the files to the server

You've created a whole new (and very large) issue now.  You need to install WordPress, not just copy the files.  It's a server application and requires configuration and connections to a database.  Does this hosting account support PHP?  MySQL?  Are both configured and activated?

Since you are new at this, can I ask you to walk before you run?

>> I don't know what I would do to test your domain/pagename.htm

Create a page in Dreamweaver called "index.html"

Type "Hello World" in design view.

Save the page and upload to the server.

Browse to: berkeleyim.co/index.html with a web browser.
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11Splinter23Author Commented:
OK I tried that and it didn't work - here is another screen shot
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
>> OK I tried that and it didn't work

Ok, narrowing it down.

Assuming your Host Directory is defined correctly, then there is some error with the server.

If your host directory is set up incorrectly, you need to set it correctly.

In either case, you need to contact the ISP, either to be sure of your path settings or they need to check the server config to make sure it is set up to go.

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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Why close this with a B before we even finished troubleshooting?

Either my answers are correct, in which case you should grade an A or the ISP will tell you something important, in which case we could have kept going?
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11Splinter23Author Commented:
Oh sorry, I donlt really know how this works - can I edit it then and leave it open? I will have to contact my ISP tomorrow 09.00 GMT
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
You can't but I'll ask a Moderator to do it for you.

For future reference, when you make a mistake that requires editing or what not, just click the "Request Attention" link under your original post.
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