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  1. #1
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    Hello,

    Looks like I am ready to start uploading files to my webhost "Thirdsphere". I did a test run and have noticed that my files are not uploading individually but uploading in individual folders with all of the files in each.

    Detail Folder>item 1, item 2, etc.
    Index Folder>index file
    Category Folder>category file 1, category file 2 etc.

    Because its uploading in folders i have to go in manually and move individual files to the right directory. Shouldn't this process be a little easier?

    I am using a subdomain account and uploading to a directory such as this:

    /public_html/mysubdomain

    I too am not understanding the "Root Directory" concept. This takes me right to the files on the desktop. What should I be doing here?

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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    FTP is easy when you set your directories and files the same on your PC as you will have them on the server. Then you open your FTP utility with a side by side set up so that you can see exactly where they are going. FileZilla is a nice free one.

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    so do i need a file on my local computer that is exactly like the folder on my webhost server so that my "individual" files will upload to the right place.

    Say i have a folder on my computer named

    /books

    then i would upload to server using:

    /public_html/books

    Is that how it works?

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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    That's the right idea. With a side by side ftp utility you can see exactly what you are doing. The files on your PC are mirrored on your web server. Of course the root is different. In your case /public_html/ on the server and anything on your PC like /my_site/.

  5. #5
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    Thank you for your help bumpaw! It was easier to just use my own ftp utility and do a "select all" then doing it with Webmerge. i appreciate your input now I can move on to bigger and better things.

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