with smartftp i upload things into the main folder of my site but it doesnt show up ever on the site.
trying to get my stuff running.first time doing this.
You are uploading them to the "yourdomain.com" folder, right? That the folder represents the content that's visible on your site.
i cant get into that folder...
You should be able to. Have a look at this:https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=362
See this thread.All the best,marsbar