uploading my website to my webspace: what am I doing wrong?

Soldato
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I have a webspace package with 123 Reg.

I'm using CuteFTP 8.0.

I built a basic website using Namo WebEditor 2006. I'm now trying to upload it to my webhost and get it online, but I'm tripping up right at the start.

In Namo Web Editor, the finished website is stored in My Documents in a folder called My Site. Within this folder is the website I want to upload, contained in a folder called Site4.

Now, what I've done is uploaded the Site4 folder to my webhost, but once it successfully completes, and I try and browse my website, it comes up with a page saying HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden and "You are not authorized to view this site".

I wondered if it was because I had uploaded the folder rather than the individual files of the website contained within it, so I tried selecting all the files and uploading them that way so they all went into my webspace as individual files, rather than in a folder. After that, I can view the home page of the website, but its missing the banner and some pictures and the navigation buttons wont work either. The progress bar in I.E. once you are on the home page, never goes up past 50% and it states "6 items remaining" to show.

This is the website:-

http://www.firstdriving.co.uk/

And here's a screenshot of whats in my CuteFTP screen after I have uploaded the individual files to my host:-

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I'm probably missing something really obvious and making a noobies mistake somewhere, so any help would be appreciated.

And here was me thinking building the website was going to be the hardest part, I thought the FTP transfer would be a doddle!!!.
 
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hhmm, a few things really. Your source code says:

images/nth_theme_business_modern_cyber_nation_bg.gif

but that directory doesnt seem to be there on the remote host. You can see the image is uploaded here:

http://www.firstdriving.co.uk/nth_theme_business_modern_cyber_nation_bg.gif

So you need to make sure that the remote directory structur ematches the local one.

Same with the flash buttons, but for some reason you have the paths as

nav\nav_12_profile_tv.swf

I dont know if that would stop it working but it should be:

nav/nav_12_profile_tv.swf

Again, the actual location of your buttons on the remote site is at root, eg:

http://www.firstdriving.co.uk/nav_12_profile_tv.swf

So you need to sort your directories out and make sure they are identical on local PC and remote host.

As an aside, the site reminds me slightly of my very first website I made back in 1999. :D Awful code but the sites still working well for the bloke I did it for all these years later lol.

http://www.crimpleschoolofmotoring.co.uk
 
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Thanks for taking the time to reply m8, I appreciate it.

Can you elaborate a wee bit though?. Read through your post and I'm a bit confused as to what I need to do to fix this. :(
 
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Ok, I think I'm getting somewhere now.

I uploaded again and this time had it look like it does on my PC, as far as the arrangement of files go.

I put all the images into one folder called images.

However, all of the pictures are still missing from various pages, despite the actual gifs and jpegs being all in the images folder?.

This is how it looks now, click for full sized piccy:-




 
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Soldato
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I think you have got your image paths mixed up. For instance, i assume there is suppossed to be a picture of a car in the center of the start page. This is image is not displaying as it is located at

http://www.firstdriving.co.uk/resizeclio.jpg

YOu need to chamge the paths of the images on your webpage as well. If you wanted your images to display correctly as you have uploaded them now - to the "images" folder you'd need to change the html slightly.

EDIT: you have uploaded them correctly to the "images" folder on your website as http://www.firstdriving.co.uk/images/resizeclio.jpg displays as normal.
 
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Thanks for the info m8.

I dont know what I was doing wrong with CuteFTP, but what I did was go back into Namo WebEditor and select the "publish site", filling in the relevant details, password etc for the web hosting.

It seems to have done the trick, everything is working as it should now. :D

I ought to say, the site is far from finished, its work in progress and I really only put it up in order to see how it looked and get to grips with the FTP transferring side of things.

I would have preferred to get to grips with CuteFTP, but this will do for now until I can work out where I was going wrong.

I now have to work out how to get the site to show up in any search engines. I think I need to change my DNS settings in the "web forwarding" section of my control panel at 123Reg, but I'm not sure.

The second option in this screenshot looks about the thing I should be changing?:-

 
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