I am very new at this, so please remember that when answering!! As I do the marketing for the company I work for, I have access to our website's content/files via Ipswitch WS_FTP. The only thing I knew previously was how to drag files onto the desktop, edit VERY basic things (like a line of text) in Dreamweaver, and then reload it on the ___ (server? what do I call this?).
Now I am trying to learn more about Metatags, SEO, etc. I am using Goggle Webmaster tools to try to gain information on how our site is doing in the search engine rankings. However, when I began to examine all the files in the "folder" of our website (I have attached a screenshot), I realized that there are several index files (i.e. index2, index-2, index-dummy, etc.) and they all open in the browser. Is this how it is supposed to be? My questions are:
1.) If I can type the URL and then something like index-dummy into my browser and it loads, can others accidentally stumble across this too?
2.) Does the folder need to be "cleaned out"?
3.) Is the right side of the screenshot (where the website files show) considered to be the "Root"? If not, where is the root?
4.) Where do I find the 'directory structure'? (I read about this in an article).
5.) Our site is hosted by another company, so why do I have access to change the files?
Note: it's a very small website...less than 25 pages. The screenshot shows the site and IP address, can someone also advise if I shouldn't have this information posted?? I cover more parts up in that case.
Thank you in advance for any help, I am so frustrated trying to figure this all out and don't want to make the website crash!