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A newbie - Hosting Woes of Images folder

Jan 29, 2013 8:26 AM

Tags: #dreamweaver #remote_directory #site_management

Hello everybody, As stated in the subject I am a newbie wanting to learn how to host a simple website, the same given in the Dreamweaver help as a turoial called Cafe. Now I have registered myself with serversfree for free website hosting and I have all the ftp details as below. I have managed to remotely host the site, having filled in the relevent details in under the manage site menu. The connection worked fine. The website is hosted and it displays too. HOWEVER the images do not correctly load from the images server. Please find below the images of my Site Defination and please can someone find any mistake there and shed light on why the images are not loading properly.



DW_remote.JPG DW_TestingServer.JPG


In this site cafe, there is a flash .swf file which picks 4 different images from the images directory and is supposed to change them when the next button is pressed. These 4 files it fails to pick and display.


Another image called street_sign.jpg which is also lying in the Images directory and is displayed on the main page ( index.html ) is correctly displayed.

The menu buttons all display the same webpage called menu.jpg. This page also has to pick some files from the Images folder, but it fails to load even a single jpg file even those which are common with the main page (index.html) and which are correctly displayed when index.html gets executed on accessing the site. One of these comman file is banner_graphic.jpg which is correctly displayed in index.html but fails to load in menu.html.  Find below the files map of the local site as well.




I have gone nuts trying to sort this for the past 3 days trying various combinations of the settings but to  no awail. I am sure this must be a brain cracker for any new comer and a solution to this would help a vast section of the community. Looking upto the nerds for any help and thanking you all in advance.



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    Jan 29, 2013 8:30 AM   in reply to AjooSehgal

    'HOWEVER the images do not correctly load from the images server'


    What do you mean when you say the above. Do you mean the images are not showing?


    Can you give us a link to the site so someone can do a trace of the images url in the code?

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    Jan 29, 2013 8:34 AM   in reply to AjooSehgal

    Could be a case sensitive server.


    If your links start with "images/..." (lowercase "i"), the server will not find the images in the "Images" (Uppercase "I") folder.


    Images and images are two different folders.


    Keep consistent case in file and folder names - usually all lowercase.


    Change the folder name from Images to images locally and remotely.

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    Jan 29, 2013 9:56 AM   in reply to AjooSehgal

    Your images are being blocked by my company firewall as pornography.


    For what it's worth "banner" and "graphic" are not the best names for images because of issues like the above.

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    Jan 29, 2013 10:03 AM   in reply to AjooSehgal

    Is that the correct URL?

    It won't connect.



    Nancy O.

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    Jan 29, 2013 10:23 AM   in reply to AjooSehgal

    Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to

    I'm in Southern California.  Perhaps your server has region blocking.



    Nancy O.

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    Jan 29, 2013 10:25 AM   in reply to AjooSehgal

    John is correct it is a case of being case sensitive.


    Your images are in the folder 'I' mages NOT 'i' mages. With a capital I.




    So this works:







    This does NOT







    You need to do a sitewide 'find and replace' 'i' with 'I' to make all the lower case 'i's in images uppercase.

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    Jan 29, 2013 11:34 AM   in reply to AjooSehgal

    AjooSehgal wrote:

    However I do beg to differ because my folder is \Images\ and my code uses src="Images..." everywhere

    Check again. That's not the case. Home page: yes. Inner pages: no.


    The home page banner code points to


    <td height="90"><div id="banner"><img src="Images/banner_graphic.jpg"


    That works OK.


    Inner pages point to:


    <td><a href="index.html"><img src="images/banner_graphic.jpg"


    Paths pointing to "images/" do not work.

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