|11-28-2011, 09:29 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Would like "dummies" how to FTP
I made a site using templates (moonfruit and wix) but what I want to do now is use: Word/Publisher/PPoint/WebPlus any of these! to put a site together (inserting pics, typing etc) and then get it published to the web.
I share the ISP with my landlord and I don't want to have to ASK him if I can publish my website when I have looked up info on FTP it sounded like I had to do it through my ISP and I am trying to find an alternative.
I've heard of Cute FTP and CoffeeCupDirectFTP
don't know much about them - do you?
Alternatively, is there a way I can get hosting for a site made on
Word/Publisher/PPoint/WebPlus? Or notepad even.
I am trying to make a basic but good looking site without code or templates.
Yes, yes, I don't know much about it, but please be nice if I don't ask how will I learn? So yes you are geniuses! Please help thanks!
P.S. I have a Wordpress site too, but it's for a business (on a tiny budget!) not neccessarily wanting to only have a blog site (although I DO like Wordpress) Will get a domain name soon.
Last edited by AthenaMarina; 11-28-2011 at 10:40 AM.
|11-28-2011, 06:48 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
The issue is not learning to FTP. You will need to host your website on a server through a hosting provider. It typically works like this:
1. Register your domain name (URL)
2. Sign up with a hosting provider (GoDaddy, HostGator, etc)
3. FTP your files to the hosting provider
I think you are missing a step or two. Your landlord's ISP is just your mechanism for FTPing your files to the hosting provider. You wouldn't need to ask him for permission if he is letting you access the internet through his ISP.
You can certainly build out your website files using the tools you posted, but you may want to consider just using Wordpress as your content management system instead. It is a lot easier for newbies to stand up a Wordpress website than to code one from scratch unless it is very simplistic.
|11-28-2011, 11:58 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
I recommend before even starting, just sign up for Site Build It! It is exactly what you'll need for a successful Web site. It's best especially if you don't know all the specifics of creating one and marketing it.
|11-29-2011, 01:00 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I use CoreFTP LE, it's very simple and straightforward and 'drag and drop'.
Check with Moonfruit what they say about FTP - do they allow it or not?
Suggest you check out their support forum as I'm getting the 'vibe' from google results that it's not possible to FTP to moonfruit. I'm also not sure you can 'back up' your site so if you wanted to move off moonfruit you're a bit stuck. I may be wrong, but I seem to recall you having a topic about this a long while back.
Just found this on their site: how can i find FTP address to my website!? : Moonfruit
We do not provide ftp access. Our sites exist in a custom Flash environment that does not use a directory structure in the traditional sense. Essentially, the elements of your site are stored in database files on the backend of the server. When the software needs to serve your site, it calls the relevant data and displays them through the software. All information on the pages is stored this way - as such, there are no pages or directories as you would find on a traditional web server.Regards
We do not provide FTP access. Our sites exist in a custom Flash environment that does not use a directory structure in the traditional sense. Essentially, the elements of your site are stored in database files on the backend of the server. When the software needs to serve your site, it calls the relevant data and displays them through the software. All information on the pages is stored this way - as such, there are no pages or directories as you would find on a traditional web server.
Geoff, the Support team
Apr-11 2011 17:04."
If you want a custom site, I think you are going to have to go to an alternative host than moonfruit. I use Bluehost.com
Last edited by CoolBee; 11-29-2011 at 01:10 PM.
|12-05-2011, 03:26 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Somewhere in time...
To the OP,
ftp is similar to using windows explorer. Your files on one side (left), server files on another (right). do a google search for using filezilla.
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