tricky81 — 2011-06-26T10:13:42-04:00 — #1
I have a unique situation I am trying to resolve. I have a web domain registered that I'm in the process of building. I also have created a seperate site for school over a year ago and want to upload this to my main site in a subfolder. So in essence it's hidden except for the people I send the URL to. I hope this makes sense. I created a subfolder in Dreamweaver and loaded my school site as a sub folder but when I type "www.mymainsite.com/school/school.html" I get an error saying it can't find the site. Am I missing a step here? I am new to web building and just trying to wrap my head around everything.
ralphm — 2011-06-26T11:06:17-04:00 — #2
Hi tricky81. Welcome to SitePoint.
If you've loaded everything in the right place, that should work, as long as the in-page links still relate to the locations of each file. That domain you posted implies that the file school.html is in a folder called /school/. If so, that will work, so it if doesn't work, check that you've actually uploaded the file to that location.
tricky81 — 2011-06-26T16:01:41-04:00 — #3
Thanx for the quick reply Ralph. Everything you posted makes total sense, the only thing is it's not translating right in my instance. I do have a subfolder called school with a school.html file inside. I don't have any links to it from my main site, I just wanted to post the whole school site to a subfolder of my main site.
Knowing all that info, I go to my remote folder structure and it's a bit confusing because there are dulplicate files everywhere, so which folder gets read as the site? I believe it's the "public_html", I have the school folder in there as a subfolder but it still doesn't work. Any more ideas??
thanx for the help
ralphm — 2011-06-26T19:18:16-04:00 — #4
Yes, /public_html/ is commonly the site's main "root" folder. So I would expect that navigating to yoursite.com/school/school.html should work, as long as the file is actually there. Can you visit the main site home page, and is that directly in /public_html/ ?
tricky81 — 2011-06-27T10:41:46-04:00 — #5
Answers to your questions are yes and yes. I can access the main site. I have experimented with moving the "school" folder to different directories in my remote folder structure but can't seem to get it to work regardless of where it's at. I really don't understand why this is soooooo dificult. Anyways.... thanx for the Help Ralph.
ralphm — 2011-06-27T10:47:12-04:00 — #6
Nor do I. It should be really simple. If you want to PM your server details, I could have a look for you.
tricky81 — 2011-06-28T06:50:34-04:00 — #7
FINALLY GOT IT!!! I truly don't know what I did different but one second it wasn't working, then I went on this morning and just went to the site (just to see) and BAM!! Really strange. Thanx Ralph for hanging with me through this. Hopefully I can move on now. lol
ralphm — 2011-06-28T09:06:39-04:00 — #8
Glad to know it's working.