First time adding files to my FTP


#1

I’m using leach FTp to access alexander.dreamhost.com. I’ve uploaded my “index.html” file to the root name folder along with the neccessary image resources and what not, but nothing is showing up online. I’ve waited over a day for the DNS to hook up and still nothing? Am I missing something?


#2

You should be uploading your files into the folder named after your website’s domain name. So when you log into ftp, click on the ‘domain.com’ folder and then upload your files there.

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder

#3

Dallas, are you sure there /is/ such a folder? Here the panel fails to create it - the user must create it himself.


#4

If your domain is set up fully in our system that folder will be created. It may take a little time after you set it up through our web panel.

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder

#5

[quote]It may take a little time after you set it up through our web panel.

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I now find that is indeed the problem. The panel says the domain is “set up successfully” even though the setup has not completed. Quite why it should take hours to action one simple mkdir though, I cannot fathom.

Thanks.