15 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2006 5:08 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Dreamweaver MX upload problem

    Ferrence
      I'm new to this board (and Dremweaver for that matter), so I apologize if this topic has been covered before.

      But, my question is this: I've uploaded all the necessary files to the remote server and it shows that they are there (I've been uploading a little at a time since this is my first go around--and some of the content is live). When I "preview" the "index.htm" (front page) file via the remote server, it shows that everything is working properly. However, the actual site doesn't reflect these changes.

      I thought that once files were uploaded to the Remote server they were live? Or, do I need to activate them some home? Hitting the "Reload" button, etc.

      Again, I apologize it this has been addressed before. Frustration is starting to set in.

      thanks for any help,

      Ferrence

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
          Level 7
          > I thought that once files were uploaded to the Remote server they were
          > live?
          > Or, do I need to activate them some home? Hitting the "Reload" button,
          > etc.

          They *are* live except for two things -

          1. Your local browser cache
          2. Your web-host's cache

          Try actually deleting your local browser cache. Does that help?

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          "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > I'm new to this board (and Dremweaver for that matter), so I apologize if
          > this
          > topic has been covered before.
          >
          > But, my question is this: I've uploaded all the necessary files to the
          > remote
          > server and it shows that they are there (I've been uploading a little at a
          > time
          > since this is my first go around--and some of the content is live). When I
          > "preview" the "index.htm" (front page) file via the remote server, it
          > shows
          > that everything is working properly. However, the actual site doesn't
          > reflect
          > these changes.
          >
          > I thought that once files were uploaded to the Remote server they were
          > live?
          > Or, do I need to activate them some home? Hitting the "Reload" button,
          > etc.
          >
          > Again, I apologize it this has been addressed before. Frustration is
          > starting
          > to set in.
          >
          > thanks for any help,
          >
          > Ferrence
          >
          >
          >


          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
            Ferrence Level 1
            Thanks Murray—

            I dumped my web browser's cache, but it still shows the same thing. So, it's probably my web host's cache. Is there any way to force them to delete it.

            Could it be anything else?

            Thanks,

            Craig

            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
              Level 7
              Try removing the file from the remote site. Browse to the file and refresh
              until you get a file not found message. Then upload again.

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              "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Thanks Murray?
              >
              > I dumped my web browser's cache, but it still shows the same thing. So,
              > it's
              > probably my web host's cache. Is there any way to force them to delete it.
              >
              > Could it be anything else?
              >
              > Thanks,
              >
              > Craig
              >
              >
              >


              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                Ferrence Level 1
                >>Try removing the file from the remote site. Browse to the file and refresh
                until you get a file not found message. Then upload again.<<

                I did this, but no update. It's got to be the server's cache.

                If that's not it, got any other suggestions?

                Thanks for all the help.

                Craig
                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                  Level 7
                  You removed the file from the server and kept refreshing the browser, and
                  never got a file not found? Then there is only one possibility - you have
                  not uploaded your files to the correct place on the server.

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                  "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  >>>Try removing the file from the remote site. Browse to the file and
                  >>>refresh
                  > until you get a file not found message. Then upload again.<<
                  >
                  > I did this, but no update. It's got to be the server's cache.
                  >
                  > If that's not it, got any other suggestions?
                  >
                  > Thanks for all the help.
                  >
                  > Craig
                  >
                  >


                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                    Ferrence Level 1
                    >>Then there is only one possibility - you have not uploaded your files to the correct place on the server.<<

                    This is a possibility since I'm a newbie to Dreamweaver. How do I know if they are in the right place? And, can I move them within the Remote server? Or, do I need to re-upload them from the Local folder again.
                    • 7. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                      Level 7
                      if this is a new domain or web hosting company, delegation may not have
                      completed 100%. it can in some circumstances take 24 to 48 hours.


                      Steve




                      "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > I'm new to this board (and Dremweaver for that matter), so I apologize if
                      > this
                      > topic has been covered before.
                      >
                      > But, my question is this: I've uploaded all the necessary files to the
                      > remote
                      > server and it shows that they are there (I've been uploading a little at a
                      > time
                      > since this is my first go around--and some of the content is live). When I
                      > "preview" the "index.htm" (front page) file via the remote server, it
                      > shows
                      > that everything is working properly. However, the actual site doesn't
                      > reflect
                      > these changes.
                      >
                      > I thought that once files were uploaded to the Remote server they were
                      > live?
                      > Or, do I need to activate them some home? Hitting the "Reload" button,
                      > etc.
                      >
                      > Again, I apologize it this has been addressed before. Frustration is
                      > starting
                      > to set in.
                      >
                      > thanks for any help,
                      >
                      > Ferrence
                      >
                      >
                      >


                      • 8. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                        Level 7
                        If that were true, the domain name would not work at all. It sounds like it
                        is working though.

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                        "Steve" <steve@nospam.com.please> wrote in message
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                        > if this is a new domain or web hosting company, delegation may not have
                        > completed 100%. it can in some circumstances take 24 to 48 hours.
                        >
                        >
                        > Steve
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        > news:eb2l0u$8ks$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        >> I'm new to this board (and Dremweaver for that matter), so I apologize if
                        >> this
                        >> topic has been covered before.
                        >>
                        >> But, my question is this: I've uploaded all the necessary files to the
                        >> remote
                        >> server and it shows that they are there (I've been uploading a little at
                        >> a time
                        >> since this is my first go around--and some of the content is live). When
                        >> I
                        >> "preview" the "index.htm" (front page) file via the remote server, it
                        >> shows
                        >> that everything is working properly. However, the actual site doesn't
                        >> reflect
                        >> these changes.
                        >>
                        >> I thought that once files were uploaded to the Remote server they were
                        >> live?
                        >> Or, do I need to activate them some home? Hitting the "Reload" button,
                        >> etc.
                        >>
                        >> Again, I apologize it this has been addressed before. Frustration is
                        >> starting
                        >> to set in.
                        >>
                        >> thanks for any help,
                        >>
                        >> Ferrence
                        >>
                        >>
                        >>
                        >
                        >


                        • 9. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                          Level 7
                          Ask your host what is the name of the website's root folder.

                          Tell me what you have in the FTP host, and the Host directory folder,
                          please.

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                          "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                          >>>Then there is only one possibility - you have not uploaded your files to
                          >>>the
                          > correct place on the server.<<
                          >
                          > This is a possibility since I'm a newbie to Dreamweaver. How do I know if
                          > they
                          > are in the right place? And, can I move them within the Remote server? Or,
                          > do I
                          > need to re-upload them from the Local folder again.
                          >
                          >


                          • 10. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                            Ferrence Level 1

                            okay, I'm not sure what I did, but it seems to be working.

                            Some backstory... I accidently changed something in "Manage Sites" that changed the name from "mine" to "ftp://mine" and I couldn't figure out how to change it back. I almost deleted everything and started over.

                            Then, I decided to open one of the files under "ftp://mine" and noticed that one of the changes I made wasn't there. I corrected it and for the hell of it opened it up in a browser and noticed the change. I made a few more changes, refreshed the browser and it worked again. I've checked on various computer (I'm at the Apple Store now), and the everything is still working properly.

                            My question is: Is it okay to leave it on the "ftp://mine" thing. I mean, it's working. Or, will this not be permanant happiness?

                            Thansk,

                            Craig
                            • 11. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                              Level 7
                              You're only talking about the NAME of the site, here. You could call it ">
                              format C:" if you wanted.....

                              I doubt that changing the name of a site would cause anything to stop
                              working or to work differently.

                              Or perhaps I'm not understanding what you are saying?

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                              "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                              > okay, I'm not sure what I did, but it seems to be working.
                              >
                              > Some backstory... I accidently changed something in "Manage Sites" that
                              > changed the name from "mine" to "ftp://mine" and I couldn't figure out how
                              > to
                              > change it back. I almost deleted everything and started over.
                              >
                              > Then, I decided to open one of the files under "ftp://mine" and noticed
                              > that
                              > one of the changes I made wasn't there. I corrected it and for the hell of
                              > it
                              > opened it up in a browser and noticed the change. I made a few more
                              > changes,
                              > refreshed the browser and it worked again. I've checked on various
                              > computer
                              > (I'm at the Apple Store now), and the everything is still working
                              > properly.
                              >
                              > My question is: Is it okay to leave it on the "ftp://mine" thing. I mean,
                              > it's
                              > working. Or, will this not be permanant happiness?
                              >
                              > Thansk,
                              >
                              > Craig
                              >


                              • 12. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                                Ferrence Level 1
                                Forgive me if I didn'e explain it properly. It happened by accident, so I'm not a hundred sure how it happened.

                                Basically, I went to "Manage Sites" and selected the site I've been working on. In one of your previous posts, you asked want the Remote root folder was. So, i went to double-check and accidently clicked "FTP" something. This converted the name to "ftp://mine" (mine was the original name of the folder). I couldn't figure out how to change it back, but couldn't.

                                I almost deleted everything because the tool buttons in the files panel disappeared (i.e. Remote connect, Reload, Put In, etc.), so there was nothing I could do. As a last dig effort (under the "ftp://mine" drop down, I clicked one of the .htm files and it connected to the server... the rest, they say, is history.

                                • 13. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                                  Level 7
                                  What file name? Just tell me what's in your Remote host, and your Host
                                  directory fields.

                                  > As a last dig effort (under the "ftp://mine" drop down

                                  If you see it in the site name drop down then it's only the name of the
                                  site. Nothing more. That cannot affect anything.

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                                  "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                  > Forgive me if I didn'e explain it properly. It happened by accident, so
                                  > I'm not
                                  > a hundred sure how it happened.
                                  >
                                  > Basically, I went to "Manage Sites" and selected the site I've been
                                  > working
                                  > on. In one of your previous posts, you asked want the Remote root folder
                                  > was.
                                  > So, i went to double-check and accidently clicked "FTP" something. This
                                  > converted the name to "ftp://mine" (mine was the original name of the
                                  > folder).
                                  > I couldn't figure out how to change it back, but couldn't.
                                  >
                                  > I almost deleted everything because the tool buttons in the files panel
                                  > disappeared (i.e. Remote connect, Reload, Put In, etc.), so there was
                                  > nothing I
                                  > could do. As a last dig effort (under the "ftp://mine" drop down, I
                                  > clicked one
                                  > of the .htm files and it connected to the server... the rest, they say, is
                                  > history.
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >


                                  • 14. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                                    Ferrence Level 1
                                    Is it possble that I'm using my computer as a server via FTP?

                                    I cannot see my remote root folder. Since the name was changed to "ftp://mine," I can only see the files in that folder. It wont even let me "Collapse."
                                    • 15. Re: Dreamweaver MX upload problem
                                      Level 7
                                      Read this carefully.

                                      What is in the FTP Host, and the Host directory fields of your Remote Site
                                      Definition (Advanced Tab)?

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                                      "Ferrence" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                                      > Is it possble that I'm using my computer as a server via FTP?
                                      >
                                      > I cannot see my remote root folder. Since the name was changed to
                                      > "ftp://mine," I can only see the files in that folder. It wont even let me
                                      > "Collapse."
                                      >