I am brand new to dreamhost, making websites and hosting and I’m soo confused about where to put my files. I also don’t know how to access the files I upload without using my FTP transfer thingy. (I’m using Fetch). Everytime I want to see what files I have uploaded and where they are I tell the Fetch program to go to the recent connection and there are my files. I’m sure I should be able to find them in the dreamhost panel but I can’t figure it out.
The meat of my question is this: I made a single page website using Dreamweaver and I’m trying to upload those files to dreamhost.
When I connect to my account with Fetch I assume I am in the home directory and in this directory I see a bunch of files (and I don’t know what they mean) and some folders where I think I am supposed to upload my files
The files I see are: .alias / .bash_profile / .bashrc / .cshrc
The folders are: dh / logs / maildir / “mysitename”.com
I think the website files should go in the “mysitename”.com folder and I put them there but it didnt work. I still get an index page and not the website. The confusing thing is that when I try to go to my website and I get the index page there are three files on the index page and these files seem to exist in the dh folder inside my home directory. So should I put my website files in that dh folder or should they go in the “mysitename”.com folder?
I have two domains on my account and one has a wordpress site on it and I am wondering if this “dh” folder is something my friend added when he made the wordpress site and I can delete it from this site or if I shouldn’t delete it or if I should add my website files to this “dh” folder.
The other confusing thing is that for a while this web address was “parked” while I worked in dreamweaver and so inside the “dh” folder along with the three files that show up on my website under the index is another folder named “web” with the same three files and another folder named “parking” with the same three files again. This makes me thing that I shouldn’t delete this folder because dreamhost put it there and that my files should go into this “dh” folder instead of my “mysitename.com” folder.
I’m so confused… did I mention how I don’t really know what I am doing? If anyone can help…I would be so overjoyed!