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Title: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: DavidBlood on February 22, 2006, 07:28:08 AM
Hello, I've built a personal web site that I want to host with GDI, but while I can find the links and set up for the online site builder I can't find any to links, set up, or instructions to ftp my site.  So how do I bypass the site builder and use ftp with GDI??? 

Thanks,

David


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: mack88 on February 22, 2006, 07:46:33 AM
Hello, I've built a personal web site that I want to host with GDI, but while I can find the links and set up for the online site builder I can't find any to links, set up, or instructions to ftp my site.  So how do I bypass the site builder and use ftp with GDI??? 

Thanks,

David

Hello David,

First you must go into your Members Area and set your domain to premium hosting.  You will then receive an email stating that your hosting is activated.  However, you must wait 12-24 hours for the domain to do its thing through the DNS servers.  After that type your URL into your browser, if you paged is indexed, you will know and see it.  You will then need an FTP program to upload your files. There are numerous FTP programs on the Net (some free, some not).  Once uploaded your pages will be displayed.  It is a very simple process if you follow these steps and have a little patience.

Frank

p.s.  On the forum here, there is a search tool.  If you conduct a search of the topic or question that you have, more than likely it has already been discussed and you will find the answer to your question very quickly.  No waiting for someone to respond.  How niice is that?


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: DavidBlood on February 22, 2006, 11:28:56 AM
Thanks Frank, I appreciate your reply, just got one from customer service as well, and I followed the steps.  Waiting for my email now.  :)

Thanks again.

David


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: WilliamBauwens on February 22, 2006, 02:03:12 PM
hi,
 is their a possibility to change my own website i have made with site builder and replace it with a other co. url ....and do i lose my first site so if i change www.myeasybusiness.ws and redirect it to www.my.ws/belgianbill do i lose the site i made with sitebuilder????? (sorry for my englisch)
 greetings
william   ;)


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: DavidBlood on February 22, 2006, 06:24:48 PM
OK, next question. I ftp'd my site and all seemed to go well, BUT when I put in my URL http://davidblood.ws it gets redirected to http://website.ws/davidblood  I did not set this redirect, I think I saw somewhere that it's an automatic redirect if you're not using your site, which is fine.  But I am using it now so how do I stop the redirect?  I did a search for "redirect" but didn't find anything helpful.

Thanks again,

David



Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on February 23, 2006, 01:24:23 AM
hi,
 is their a possibility to change my own website i have made with site builder and replace it with a other co. url ....and do i lose my first site so if i change www.myeasybusiness.ws and redirect it to www.my.ws/belgianbill do i lose the site i made with sitebuilder????? (sorry for my englisch)
 greetings
william   ;)

Hi William as far as I am aware you do not loose any work you have done in the site builder
if you swap to the redirect. It would be senseless if you did.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on February 23, 2006, 01:26:32 AM
OK, next question. I ftp'd my site and all seemed to go well, BUT when I put in my URL http://davidblood.ws it gets redirected to http://website.ws/davidblood  I did not set this redirect, I think I saw somewhere that it's an automatic redirect if you're not using your site, which is fine.  But I am using it now so how do I stop the redirect?  I did a search for "redirect" but didn't find anything helpful.

Thanks again,

David



I assume you switched to hosting or else you would not have been able to FTP. It sometimes takes 24-48 for the DNS to propagate. Wait a few more hours  >:( and try again. If it still does not work contact support.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: P_Gringel on February 23, 2006, 08:00:28 PM
Yes I too  am having trouble with my ftp as well. I received the message  that hosting was activated two days ago.
Still my site does not come up on the web.That is my WS site. Does it take longer if we are International? :P
just a thought. Or is that a silly thought?  :(!
                             Whew!   Sweltering here in Oz!  :'(
                         


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: P_Gringel on February 23, 2006, 08:10:00 PM
 ??? had a look at your site David. It is really good. Liked the jokes also the houses segment.
      Plenty of content .
                              Did you know though your to top of page liinks are not working (at time of writing! )that is.
regds.Pat.
                                           
                                             


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: DavidBlood on February 23, 2006, 09:34:08 PM
Thanks Rod, You're right, it's working now, just needed a little more patience.

I was looking last night at others web sites in the Showcase your Website section and many of them seem to be company made lead capture pages.  It made me wonder if someone drops out is that what their site is replaced with? 

Whether company made lead pages or not most of them seem to be just about GDI and with all the great pages GDI already has set up for us I have to wonder why so many are doing that.  Sure my web site talks about GDI, but it also talks about much more, it's a personal website.  Like the GDI training manual says I also think the best way to promote GDI is OFFline.  Today I got a message from GDI listing some great ideas for what people can do with their web sites, just my opinion but I think things like showcasing what you can do with a personal, family, hobby, or special interest website would be far more effective in promoting GDI than more sites just about GDI would be.

I also have a concern about people using there web sites JUST to promote GDI.  Did you ever here of Sky Biz.  Of course the main reason it was shut down was because it was a front loading scam and GDI is NOTHING like that, but the FTC was also looking at it because all distributors seemed to be doing with their websites was promoting Sky Biz rather than developing other types of content.  I hope that doesn't happen here and I really hope that GDI strongly encorages other types of content that really showcases different uses for web sites and that GDI members listen.

O.K. I'll get off my soap box now!

David


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: ChoonOng on February 24, 2006, 03:33:14 AM
Now I am newbie here in GDI .Just wonder if I can use PHP and mySQL servers here in their webhosting space they provide to us ?
Then we can have more features...most of my clients requires that.

Or we can request GDI for giving us that option later ?

Jerry


Title: Accessing files after FTP
Post by: HerbertSpringer on April 04, 2006, 07:18:28 PM
Hello :)

I'm looking for some help in accessing files after uploaded via FTP
for the sake of editing changes.

The sitebuilder templates are just not what I want and I'd
like to build my own site and FTP it but my question is
how would I access these files for modifications?

Also I want to implement lead capture and with sitebuilder
it won't co-operate with my autoresponder forms.

Would someone please take the time to explain how I could accomplish this.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks
Herbert Springer


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on April 05, 2006, 10:01:22 AM
Herbert,

There is no problem with what you want to do. You need to build your site on your computer using any one of a miriad of HTML editors. Front Page, Dreamweaver and Coffee Cup spring to mind.

Once you have the page built you need to choose the hosting option from your control panel

Get an FTP program CuteFTP from Globalscape and WS-FTP are the industry basic standards. There are a number of free programs as well.

FTP the pages to your site and you are done.

To update you need to fix the files on your own computer and overwrite the ones at GDI servers.

Hope this helps

:)


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Khairulazmi Mohd on April 11, 2006, 11:06:26 PM
OK, next question. I ftp'd my site and all seemed to go well, BUT when I put in my URL http://davidblood.ws it gets redirected to http://website.ws/davidblood  I did not set this redirect, I think I saw somewhere that it's an automatic redirect if you're not using your site, which is fine.  But I am using it now so how do I stop the redirect?  I did a search for "redirect" but didn't find anything helpful.

Thanks again,

David



If I  swith to hosting,will I be charged any extra fees?l

I assume you switched to hosting or else you would not have been able to FTP. It sometimes takes 24-48 for the DNS to propagate. Wait a few more hours  >:( and try again. If it still does not work contact support.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on April 11, 2006, 11:10:27 PM
There are no extra fees for GDI hosting!


Title: Can't Log in to FTP site?
Post by: DonWiggins on April 17, 2006, 03:12:45 PM
I just published my web site last night. I was able to FTP to it then. I am not able to FTP into it right now. Any ideas? I know the log in and password are correct. Is it because my DNS settings haven't perpetuated? I am able to ping my dmain name and it does resolve to the correct address. Also I get a page cannot be displayed error when trying to access my site.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on April 18, 2006, 03:24:16 AM
Sounds like an ISP problem. Are you using a proprietary brand FTP program which remembers your FTP address?
You can try deleting the entry and putting it in again


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Gisele L on May 05, 2006, 07:14:26 PM
Rod, I've already built my website with the site builder and plan to switch to hosting to create a home page with a template and add other pages. But I want to keep the pages already made. I know I have to create an index page (my home page?) then sub-folders for each further pages before FTP. What is the first task I have to do? And shall I be able to call each page otherwise than page2, page3, page4...? thanks.
canalgi.ws (http://www.canalgi.ws)


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: M Ma on May 12, 2006, 08:17:42 AM
Hi, David,

I like your site. I am going to build one myself. Thanks for your questions since I got instructions. :)


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: GPann on May 20, 2006, 10:02:44 AM
Hello, I've built a personal web site that I want to host with GDI, but while I can find the links and set up for the online site builder I can't find any to links, set up, or instructions to ftp my site.  So how do I bypass the site builder and use ftp with GDI??? 

Thanks,

David

Hello David,

First you must go into your Members Area and set your domain to premium hosting.  You will then receive an email stating that your hosting is activated.  However, you must wait 12-24 hours for the domain to do its thing through the DNS servers.  After that type your URL into your browser, if you paged is indexed, you will know and see it.  You will then need an FTP program to upload your files. There are numerous FTP programs on the Net (some free, some not).  Once uploaded your pages will be displayed.  It is a very simple process if you follow these steps and have a little patience.

Frank

p.s.  On the forum here, there is a search tool.  If you conduct a search of the topic or question that you have, more than likely it has already been discussed and you will find the answer to your question very quickly.  No waiting for someone to respond.  How niice is that?

hi
I am having same problem only i never get email with instructions. please help.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: JohnPhillips on May 20, 2006, 07:18:35 PM
Rod, I've already built my website with the site builder and plan to switch to hosting to create a home page with a template and add other pages. But I want to keep the pages already made. I know I have to create an index page (my home page?) then sub-folders for each further pages before FTP. What is the first task I have to do? And shall I be able to call each page otherwise than page2, page3, page4...? thanks.
canalgi.ws (http://www.canalgi.ws)
=============
Gisele,
I really like your webpage but you should consider changing the title "yourbusiness.ws" on the top of your page as it leads to another affiliates page if entered into one's browser. This is assuming that it is not another domain which you have.
Wishing you and all GDIers the Best of Success!
JohnPhillips


Title: ftp server connection problem
Post by: LiranGan-Or on June 26, 2006, 10:13:27 AM
Hello i tried connecting through the cuteftp to the .ws server
i used the information that was mailed to me
it was able to connect to the ip address, to the username
but the password is denied
it says the problem is with my host
i tried it at least 5 times in the last 2 days
and mailed our support
also tried to login directly to the server
but it gives me an error on my password
that was given to me
what can i do now?
no answer from the support
and i do want to transfer files and start building my new site
the second one i purchesed
any one can help me here?
liran


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on June 26, 2006, 09:19:18 PM
Make sure your password is typed in accurately. It is case SeSITivE. Apart from that the only thing I can think of is eiter a username error or an FTP host error. Your username is also case SeSITivE.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: AMaitland on August 24, 2006, 01:06:27 AM
Thanks Rod, You're right, it's working now, just needed a little more patience.

I was looking last night at others web sites in the Showcase your Website section and many of them seem to be company made lead capture pages.  It made me wonder if someone drops out is that what their site is replaced with? 

Whether company made lead pages or not most of them seem to be just about GDI and with all the great pages GDI already has set up for us I have to wonder why so many are doing that.  Sure my web site talks about GDI, but it also talks about much more, it's a personal website.  Like the GDI training manual says I also think the best way to promote GDI is OFFline.  Today I got a message from GDI listing some great ideas for what people can do with their web sites, just my opinion but I think things like showcasing what you can do with a personal, family, hobby, or special interest website would be far more effective in promoting GDI than more sites just about GDI would be.

I also have a concern about people using there web sites JUST to promote GDI.  Did you ever here of Sky Biz.  Of course the main reason it was shut down was because it was a front loading scam and GDI is NOTHING like that, but the FTC was also looking at it because all distributors seemed to be doing with their websites was promoting Sky Biz rather than developing other types of content.  I hope that doesn't happen here and I really hope that GDI strongly encorages other types of content that really showcases different uses for web sites and that GDI members listen.

O.K. I'll get off my soap box now!

David



David I completely agree with you, and am looking forward to checking out your site.  My question at this time is when you were having problems accessing ftp in the beginning did an error message like this come up??

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Apache/2.2.0 (Unix) PHP/4.4.2 mod_vhs/1.0.30 Server at adriennemaitland.ws Port 80


So Help from everyone please... if this is a typical error i'll be patient and wait the 2 days, however when i tried logging into the ftp.hosting.ws pages like it instructs in the email using my username and login as instructed it says not valid either so i can't even see if my directory file came up.  btw way i use dreamweaver for design and their built in ftp... anyone think that could be part of the problem??

thanks for the help... and i'm excited about this... i just started my 7-day trial tonight, and i'm loving the amount of support and information i'm seeing out here


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on August 24, 2006, 01:14:55 AM
This looks like a path problem. Make sure you type your ftp in exactly as you were instructed and remember it is CaSe SEnsiTive


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: mack88 on August 24, 2006, 06:46:23 AM
When you visit your website and notice this:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Apache/2.2.0 (Unix) PHP/4.4.2 mod_vhs/1.0.30 Server at adriennemaitland.ws Port 80

That is not an error.  It means once you upload your files, your site will be published/live.  You MUST make sure that your home page ends in  index.html or it will not work.  I am not certain about the built in ftp of Dreamweaver oo Frontpage.  In my personal opinion, they do not work seamlessly.  I've had issues trying to upload via the built in FTP in the past with other domains outside of the .ws family.  I suggest that you utilze a FTP program to upload your file to the server.  I've had no issues at all uploading files to the .ws server using my FTP program.

Frank




Thanks Rod, You're right, it's working now, just needed a little more patience.

I was looking last night at others web sites in the Showcase your Website section and many of them seem to be company made lead capture pages.  It made me wonder if someone drops out is that what their site is replaced with? 

Whether company made lead pages or not most of them seem to be just about GDI and with all the great pages GDI already has set up for us I have to wonder why so many are doing that.  Sure my web site talks about GDI, but it also talks about much more, it's a personal website.  Like the GDI training manual says I also think the best way to promote GDI is OFFline.  Today I got a message from GDI listing some great ideas for what people can do with their web sites, just my opinion but I think things like showcasing what you can do with a personal, family, hobby, or special interest website would be far more effective in promoting GDI than more sites just about GDI would be.

I also have a concern about people using there web sites JUST to promote GDI.  Did you ever here of Sky Biz.  Of course the main reason it was shut down was because it was a front loading scam and GDI is NOTHING like that, but the FTC was also looking at it because all distributors seemed to be doing with their websites was promoting Sky Biz rather than developing other types of content.  I hope that doesn't happen here and I really hope that GDI strongly encorages other types of content that really showcases different uses for web sites and that GDI members listen.

O.K. I'll get off my soap box now!

David



David I completely agree with you, and am looking forward to checking out your site.  My question at this time is when you were having problems accessing ftp in the beginning did an error message like this come up??

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Apache/2.2.0 (Unix) PHP/4.4.2 mod_vhs/1.0.30 Server at adriennemaitland.ws Port 80


So Help from everyone please... if this is a typical error i'll be patient and wait the 2 days, however when i tried logging into the ftp.hosting.ws pages like it instructs in the email using my username and login as instructed it says not valid either so i can't even see if my directory file came up.  btw way i use dreamweaver for design and their built in ftp... anyone think that could be part of the problem??

thanks for the help... and i'm excited about this... i just started my 7-day trial tonight, and i'm loving the amount of support and information i'm seeing out here


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: AMaitland on August 24, 2006, 01:56:28 PM
great all thanks for your help...

frank m i did find a different ftp program to go through as opposed to using dreamweaver.  however i'm still running into the same issue when trying to access it.  i'm now getting login errors invalid username or pass... and i swear to all i've tried inputing this info in about a dozen times now triple checking my entry against the info that .ws sent me...

david i know reading some of your past posts re: ftp (and their consecutive replies)... is it possible that i just need to wait it out two days   I read someone who told you that:

"It sometimes takes 24-48 for the DNS to propagate."

Now i'm totally cool with being patient.... but can someone just explain that phrase to me  ;) ha ha 

my concern is just that if it is a password/username issue, as i can't access with the ftp client or typing in the address in my browser, waiting 2 more days is just that 2 more days, and as i'm going to be promoting the site and buisness in a slightly different way, i need to have my personal site/files up.  and like so many of us newbies out on here, we understand the need for patience, but also don't want the excitement/momentum to fade :)  btw i've already contacted support in regards to the user/pass thing.  how long does it typically take for response from support??

thanks everyone for all the help!

adrienne


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: mack88 on August 24, 2006, 04:52:07 PM
Try this site:  www.net2ftp.com  you will be required to login with your username and password, along with your domain name (without the www)  You should be able to log in.  When you log in, it must be in lowercase. 


great all thanks for your help...

frank m i did find a different ftp program to go through as opposed to using dreamweaver.  however i'm still running into the same issue when trying to access it.  i'm now getting login errors invalid username or pass... and i swear to all i've tried inputing this info in about a dozen times now triple checking my entry against the info that .ws sent me...

david i know reading some of your past posts re: ftp (and their consecutive replies)... is it possible that i just need to wait it out two days   I read someone who told you that:

"It sometimes takes 24-48 for the DNS to propagate."

Now i'm totally cool with being patient.... but can someone just explain that phrase to me  ;) ha ha 

my concern is just that if it is a password/username issue, as i can't access with the ftp client or typing in the address in my browser, waiting 2 more days is just that 2 more days, and as i'm going to be promoting the site and buisness in a slightly different way, i need to have my personal site/files up.  and like so many of us newbies out on here, we understand the need for patience, but also don't want the excitement/momentum to fade :)  btw i've already contacted support in regards to the user/pass thing.  how long does it typically take for response from support??

thanks everyone for all the help!

adrienne


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: AMaitland on August 25, 2006, 04:02:29 AM
awesome!

thanks, the link you sent me helped me figure that i do have a working username/pass (whoo-hoo!) and that i've properly uploaded my index.html file to my domain directory so the file is there and i'll finish uploading the rest of the files for the site...

however going to my actual site brings up the same

Forbidden
you don't have permission to access etc...

exact same error as before, i'm going to wait for 2 days and see if anything changes.  but at least i know that the file(s) are where they need to be.

if anyone has any other ideas as to why the access permission to my site is denied go ahead and throw them out there for me.  Thanks!


Title: Concerning uploading the web site through FTP
Post by: R_Antuliene on September 20, 2006, 08:05:11 AM

Hello :)

I wanted to create a website using Front Page, and not
using inside Builder however I have a real troubles to
upload the web site through FTP.

> Your hosting account for ruta-antuliene.ws has
> been activated and is ready for IMMEDIATE use!

> Here is the information you need to configure
> your FTP program so you can upload your site's
> files to our server:

>      Address or Host: ftp.hosting.ws
> ....and so on................

All looks nice :) Ihave tried....

At the beginning I have build simple homepage at:
using SiteBuilder:
http://ruta-antuliene.ws/

Then in options part I have changed to "High Quality
Housting" and put through FTP program simple
index.html file to directory:
ruta-antuliene.ws, however when I tried to
load the homepage http://ruta-antuliene.ws/
I again see my old homepage that were biult with
SiteBuilder. Why ?
From another side when I connect to ftp.housting.ws
I see directory ruta-antuliene.ws empty... How it
can be ??

> This is the main directory for your
> ruta-antuliene.ws site.
> All your site's files must be uploaded here.
> Please note, your
> home page MUST be named:

>      index.html

Yes, I made index.html file and put to directory
"ruta-antuliene.ws" but the page:
http://ruta-antuliene.ws stays the old one...
I tried again and again and no result...

Can anybody help me please   (?). Thank you in advance. ^^

Ruth


Title: Re: Concerning uploading the web site through FTP
Post by: Randy C on September 20, 2006, 02:54:18 PM
Here's what I see when I go to your page: 

Lalala Lalala :)

sometimes your browser will cache the page instead of getting it from the server.  To be sure you're getting what is currently on the server, hold the Control key and hit the F5 key.  That will refresh the page without using what you have cached.  If that still isn't right, double check the ftp info and path info within Frontpage.  I can't remember how to do it off the top of my head, but you should be able to see the "remote site" info to compare with what you have on your local computer.

Does that help?  Let me know if you need further explanation.  Also - if you're still having problems, let me know of any error messages you get.

Randy


Title: Re: Concerning uploading the web site through FTP
Post by: S_Alcoya on September 23, 2006, 10:07:53 AM
Here's what I see when I go to your page: 

Lalala Lalala :)

sometimes your browser will cache the page instead of getting it from the server.  To be sure you're getting what is currently on the server, hold the Control key and hit the F5 key.  That will refresh the page without using what you have cached.  If that still isn't right, double check the ftp info and path info within Frontpage.  I can't remember how to do it off the top of my head, but you should be able to see the "remote site" info to compare with what you have on your local computer.

Does that help?  Let me know if you need further explanation.  Also - if you're still having problems, let me know of any error messages you get.

Randy

Hey Randy that was some great info. That happen to me. I guest I learn something new everyday :D

Your Success

Alcoya


Title: Advice needed please
Post by: DaveHayes on November 07, 2006, 10:15:32 PM
Does any one know how to use FTP with ourwebsites so that we can hide affiliate links with a more professional look.

If anyone can help me with this I will be very happy.i downloaded coffee cup 3.0 if it helps.

Dave Hayes


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: TraceyP on November 07, 2006, 10:15:32 PM
Thanks...you helped me!
 ;)
Herbert,

There is no problem with what you want to do. You need to build your site on your computer using any one of a miriad of HTML editors. Front Page, Dreamweaver and Coffee Cup spring to mind.

Once you have the page built you need to choose the hosting option from your control panel

Get an FTP program CuteFTP from Globalscape and WS-FTP are the industry basic standards. There are a number of free programs as well.

FTP the pages to your site and you are done.

To update you need to fix the files on your own computer and overwrite the ones at GDI servers.

Hope this helps

:)


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: TraceyP on November 07, 2006, 10:15:32 PM
THANK YOU!!!!
I used net2ftp.com and no problems what so ever...you just don't know, I've been pulling my hair out for a few weeks now over this ftp transfer problem.  Guess what, it instantly appeared, didn't have to wait 24hrs.
Thanks again!

Try this site:  www.net2ftp.com  you will be required to login with your username and password, along with your domain name (without the www)  You should be able to log in.  When you log in, it must be in lowercase. 


great all thanks for your help...

frank m i did find a different ftp program to go through as opposed to using dreamweaver.  however i'm still running into the same issue when trying to access it.  i'm now getting login errors invalid username or pass... and i swear to all i've tried inputing this info in about a dozen times now triple checking my entry against the info that .ws sent me...

david i know reading some of your past posts re: ftp (and their consecutive replies)... is it possible that i just need to wait it out two days   I read someone who told you that:

"It sometimes takes 24-48 for the DNS to propagate."

Now i'm totally cool with being patient.... but can someone just explain that phrase to me  ;) ha ha 

my concern is just that if it is a password/username issue, as i can't access with the ftp client or typing in the address in my browser, waiting 2 more days is just that 2 more days, and as i'm going to be promoting the site and buisness in a slightly different way, i need to have my personal site/files up.  and like so many of us newbies out on here, we understand the need for patience, but also don't want the excitement/momentum to fade :)  btw i've already contacted support in regards to the user/pass thing.  how long does it typically take for response from support??

thanks everyone for all the help!

adrienne


Title: Re: Advice needed please
Post by: RodB on November 07, 2006, 10:22:13 PM
Does any one know how to use FTP with ourwebsites so that we can hide affiliate links with a more professional look.

If anyone can help me with this I will be very happy.i downloaded coffee cup 3.0 if it helps.

Dave Hayes

The ways you can hide a link are to cloak it, use a redirect, or sign up for a redirect service such as tinyurl.com
FTP will not help you unless you plan to write your own redirects.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: MarkAustin on November 17, 2006, 12:29:29 PM
I had the same problem, now I got it all figured out. 

First, when you log on through FTP, make sure your website folder is open.  Thats the one thats on GDI web server.  If you open that file you may see other files or folders that you uploaded by mistake, which is why you can't see your website.  It's in a folder inside another folder. 

You need to just put your html files directly into your web folder.  Your web folder is the same name as whatever you named your web site.  After that, everthing should be Jim Dandy!



Title: HELP with smartftp!
Post by: PamelaR on February 16, 2007, 12:45:13 PM
Hi  ???

I have been up all night trying to get my files to transfer from my ISP server host with my website files to my .ws host!  They just won't go....  I have watched and rewatched the tutorials umpteen times and redid everything as many.  Still no progress.  I really want to use the hosting, but may have to go back to GDI website made. >:(  I AM LOST HERE!

Any help apprciated :-[

Pam


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on February 17, 2007, 07:43:11 AM
I am a bit confused as to how you are doing this. You need an FTP program to do this


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: PamelaR on February 17, 2007, 01:02:01 PM
Yes, I am useing an ftp program.  I am using Smartftp.  Just don't know what I am doing wrong..

Pam


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on February 17, 2007, 09:00:36 PM
In your control panel did you select the hosting option?


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: PamelaR on February 18, 2007, 05:50:25 AM
Hi again,

Yes, I selected hosting under my domain section in my back office.  Is that what you mean?

Pam


Title: I need Help with my site
Post by: Horace White on February 19, 2007, 11:47:29 AM
Hello,
(1) I already have a site built.It is in a zip file on my computer.
How do I upload it to my .ws for hosting?

(2) I already have a paid for dot com domain name.
How do I retain the same name and host my site at .ws?


Title: Re: I need Help with my site
Post by: BMarini on February 19, 2007, 02:32:21 PM
Hi there

I notice you sent me a mess, sorry I did not get back to you right away you get into your site by going to  (website.ws)
When did you sign up?


Title: Re: I need Help with my site
Post by: RodB on February 19, 2007, 08:32:54 PM
Hello,
(1) I already have a site built.It is in a zip file on my computer.
How do I upload it to my .ws for hosting?

(2) I already have a paid for dot com domain name.
How do I retain the same name and host my site at .ws?

Hi
1)You cannot upload a zip file to .ws. Having said that you can but it would be of no use. You would have to upload the unzipped files.
Choos the hosted option and use an FTP program to do this.

2)It is possible to do this you would have to ask support for help


Title: HELP..FTP not working
Post by: PamelaR on February 27, 2007, 08:15:40 AM
This is really frustrationg me  >:( I have searched, read, reread all posts in here about using the ftp to host my website to GDI.  But I can't get it to work!  I have followed the tutorials umpteen times in Smartftp and followed step by step, still nothing.  Maybe I am not downloading the correct files from my website??  I am new to ALL of this, so please be patient.  Do I need to download all the files from developed website??  I got the email from gdi as to uplaod files information.  OK< here is where I might be going wrong....do I go to my website I built get this info to download:

Host: ftpmysite.verizon.net
user:  marpa
PW:  *********

My homepage IS titled index.html so I did not change it.  I downloaded all the files in there and then tried to transfer them to my ftp.hosting.ws folder for uploading.  This is were it stalls.  It just keeps retrying!  Nothing gets finished.  Maybe I went to the wrong place to get files, I just don't know anymore. If someone could please helpme I would be grateful the rest of my life!!!  ::)

Pamela


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: PamelaR on February 28, 2007, 02:58:25 AM
Whew!  I finally got my website to uplaod!!  But my pictures aren't there...?  What did I do wrong?

Pam


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: DPro on February 28, 2007, 04:48:36 PM
Hi Pam,

if you could send me a private message and let me know the website url that you are working on,
i can find out for you what's wrong.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on March 01, 2007, 06:02:48 AM
Whew!  I finally got my website to uplaod!!  But my pictures aren't there...?  What did I do wrong?

Pam

What do you see where the picture should be?
Make sure the path to the pictures is correct -  for example if you stored them in a directory called images
the path to the file is images/somepicture.gif

Make sure the path to the image is correct.
One easy way is to type the URL of the image and see if it appears
eg. http://www.somesitesomewhere.ws/images/mypicture.gif should load just the image.
If it does not the image is not there or the URL is wrong


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Paolo G on June 13, 2007, 03:51:05 AM
hi all.

just a quick question. i am trying to ftp my web site using cuteftp. it seems to be working, i mean the pages gets uploaded fine but when i try to visit my site live it gives me a list of files. index of/ index.html... i knothat youhave to create a index.html file or public.html file and i have created it. however it still doesn't work . and i don't think i'm doing things right. has anybody got any suggestions on how to fix this problem. i'm so frustrated because after month of learning all i wanted to do is getting started. but you know without website you have no business.... thanks everybody and have good day.
paolo


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Gordon Milton on June 13, 2007, 03:51:05 AM

Hello David,

First you must go into your Members Area and set your domain to premium hosting. 

Frank

How do I do that, please?

Gordon




Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: DPro on June 13, 2007, 05:27:22 AM
hi all.

just a quick question. i am trying to ftp my web site using cuteftp. it seems to be working, i mean the pages gets uploaded fine but when i try to visit my site live it gives me a list of files. index of/ index.html... i knothat youhave to create a index.html file or public.html file and i have created it. however it still doesn't work . and i don't think i'm doing things right. has anybody got any suggestions on how to fix this problem. i'm so frustrated because after month of learning all i wanted to do is getting started. but you know without website you have no business.... thanks everybody and have good day.
paolo

Hi Paolo,

You don't have to create public.html, just index.html.
Make  sure you create your index.html inside  the folder named yourdomain.ws
Yourdomain.ws is the domain name that you registered with GDI.
The index.html should be the webpage that you want to display when you load your site http://www.yourdomain.ws


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Daniel Rydstedt on June 26, 2007, 03:16:13 AM
I have a question.  If I want to upload a digital file like an ebook or video clip to be downloaded from a link on my home page, do I create a separate folder that is named ebooks for instance, upload the pdf file to that folder and then put a link on the home page that would look something liike  www.mywebsitename/ebooks/name of ebook?  Is that how that would be done or is there another way or a better way to put a download link on a page.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: mack88 on June 26, 2007, 02:16:13 PM
I have a question.  If I want to upload a digital file like an ebook or video clip to be downloaded from a link on my home page, do I create a separate folder that is named ebooks for instance, upload the pdf file to that folder and then put a link on the home page that would look something liike  www.mywebsitename/ebooks/name of ebook?  Is that how that would be done or is there another way or a better way to put a download link on a page.

You got it right.  That is exactly how you do it.  The key it to upload the file and make sure that you use the correct extension for the video or ebook.  It will not load without the extension

Frank


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RHow on June 30, 2007, 05:32:57 AM
I used the smartFTP to upload my site file successfully.
But how to put index.html into my homepage.
Is it I need to go to GDI hosting panel ?

Please help !

Richard


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on July 01, 2007, 01:56:23 AM
I used the smartFTP to upload my site file successfully.
But how to put index.html into my homepage.
Is it I need to go to GDI hosting panel ?

Please help !

Richard

The very front page of your site is an index page (index.html)


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RHow on July 01, 2007, 07:55:25 AM
Hi RodB,
Thanks for your reply.

Sorry still cannot understand.
Hope you can explain one step further.
I am very new to this internet.

You are refering to my front page , is this site (  http://website.ws/emrich28 or http://emrich28.ws )?
Hope you can explain step by step to me.

Sorry about all the trouble.

Richard


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: MikeC2 on July 04, 2007, 10:54:58 AM
I was having the same problem, these instructions woorked for me!


Try this site:  www.net2ftp.com  you will be required to login with your username and password, along with your domain name (without the www)  You should be able to log in.  When you log in, it must be in lowercase. 


great all thanks for your help...

frank m i did find a different ftp program to go through as opposed to using dreamweaver.  however i'm still running into the same issue when trying to access it.  i'm now getting login errors invalid username or pass... and i swear to all i've tried inputing this info in about a dozen times now triple checking my entry against the info that .ws sent me...

david i know reading some of your past posts re: ftp (and their consecutive replies)... is it possible that i just need to wait it out two days   I read someone who told you that:

"It sometimes takes 24-48 for the DNS to propagate."

Now i'm totally cool with being patient.... but can someone just explain that phrase to me  ;) ha ha 

my concern is just that if it is a password/username issue, as i can't access with the ftp client or typing in the address in my browser, waiting 2 more days is just that 2 more days, and as i'm going to be promoting the site and buisness in a slightly different way, i need to have my personal site/files up.  and like so many of us newbies out on here, we understand the need for patience, but also don't want the excitement/momentum to fade :)  btw i've already contacted support in regards to the user/pass thing.  how long does it typically take for response from support??

thanks everyone for all the help!

adrienne


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Thomas H1 on August 01, 2007, 03:17:33 AM
hi,
i hope you all r doin well :) i am still in my 7day trial but i managed to upload a good part of my site except some photos and images.
as the html editor i am using frontpage2003 and all the text comes up ok but links and other page elements such as photos do not upload properly. after publishing i see only an empty box with a symbol (or whatever) in the right hand corner.
ps. links (navigation)don't show properly as well.
can anyone pls illuminate me
thanks
TOM


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Thomas H1 on August 01, 2007, 05:54:03 PM
hi everyone,
i am new to GDI and already saw your huge support to one another. so nice to see that.
can anyone help me out with this?. i am using hosting service. when i finished a couple of web pages i published them with MSpublisher2003 and before i used frontpage which is good but not as versatile as much.The problem is that whatever i try, photos and links to other sites won't show??? and its frustrating.

any answers please?

Thanks everyone
TOM


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RodB on August 02, 2007, 11:05:31 PM
hi everyone,
i am new to GDI and already saw your huge support to one another. so nice to see that.
can anyone help me out with this?. i am using hosting service. when i finished a couple of web pages i published them with MSpublisher2003 and before i used frontpage which is good but not as versatile as much.The problem is that whatever i try, photos and links to other sites won't show??? and its frustrating.

any answers please?

Thanks everyone
TOM

Hi Tom,

This sounds like a path problem. Either the name is incorrectly typed or the path is wrong. Frontpage from memory is not case sensitive whereas GDI is on a unix server which is case sensitive. WRT the path try putting in the full URL and see if that works. If this is the problem make sure you have your directories set up properly.


Title: Loading HTML Files.....
Post by: JohnConnor on August 09, 2007, 03:51:59 AM
Heya, 
I am hoping someone can help me.   I want to load html files on my website and understand that I need to switch my account to basic hosting however I did that once and didn't know where to go from there.   I got so frustrated that I just switched it back.   From reading similar questions, I need to get ftp software??   I am very new at this and not quite sure how I go about doing that.    When I made the pre-emptive switch, I got an email saying my basic hosting was active and got some instructions that seemed complete gibberish to me.    I apologize for my ignorance but really hope I can get some help learning how to load html files to my website and learning the raw basics (ie:  step one - turn your computer on...hahahah)  of getting this figured out.   I really love the site builder software but hope I can take my website even further by loading html files.     
Any and all help is very appreciated.
Thanks,
John


Title: Re: Loading HTML Files.....
Post by: RodB on August 10, 2007, 02:06:13 AM
Heya, 
I am hoping someone can help me.   I want to load html files on my website and understand that I need to switch my account to basic hosting however I did that once and didn't know where to go from there.   I got so frustrated that I just switched it back.   From reading similar questions, I need to get ftp software??   I am very new at this and not quite sure how I go about doing that.    When I made the pre-emptive switch, I got an email saying my basic hosting was active and got some instructions that seemed complete gibberish to me.    I apologize for my ignorance but really hope I can get some help learning how to load html files to my website and learning the raw basics (ie:  step one - turn your computer on...hahahah)  of getting this figured out.   I really love the site builder software but hope I can take my website even further by loading html files.     
Any and all help is very appreciated.
Thanks,
John


Hi John, I moved this post over to the FTP thread. You need some FTP software like Cute FTP or WS FTP to transfer your files to the server. If you are using Microsoft Front Page to build HTML pages, it has built in FTP capabilities.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: JohnConnor on August 20, 2007, 04:26:42 AM
I have downloaded Smart FTP and loaded the log in information but my activation email states that my homepage needs to be named 'Index.html'.
Could you please provide any instruction for that?   At the moment, I'm still getting the following error when I try to see my site live "Forbidden - You do not have permission to access / on this server".   I'm guessing the index.html for my home page has something to do with this error?   
I appreciate any instructional help about this.
Thanks,
John
ps.  Thanks for moving this over to the appropriate place!


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: JohnConnor on August 21, 2007, 03:11:55 AM
I also forgot to mention that I am using Smart FTP however I am unclear on how I upload an index.html file to my homepage or change my homepage to index.html....
Is there some instruction any one can provide on how to do that?   I think I am missing some basic step to get my website back up by doing this.    Just a thought, should I have changed my home page to index.html before I switched it to basic hosting?   If so, any instruction on how I do that??
Seriously confused and frustrated -
Thanks,
John Connor


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Michael Antonio on November 20, 2007, 05:09:29 AM
I make use of Frontpage and WS FTP in building my site. Here are some basic things you need to do:

1. Your homepage SHOULD be saved as "index.html" this is a requirement as emailed by GDI when you change your subscription from "Build mY Site" to "Web Hosting" Simply saved your homepage ex "johnhomepage.html" into "index.html" use the menu (in Frontpage) File -- Save As.

2. Upload ALL your files to the "ftp.hosting.ws" server. I mean ALL your files that is connected with your "index.html" (all photos, .jpegs,.gif that you used. And simply change the path to "\.filename".  For example (in Frontpage) your homepage has a picture named mypix.jpeg located in your PC with path "C:mypage\mypix.jpeg". Simply change the pathy to "\mypix.jpeg" once you transferred it to the GDI server.

Hope this helps.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Ioana Daniela_Stan on November 30, 2007, 01:45:31 PM
 ;)


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: BCox on January 14, 2008, 07:03:23 AM
As for an FTP application, I highly recommend Unlimited FTP Online. I've used it exclusively for about 3 or 4 years. You use it online, not on your computer. I like the fact that I can open a file that resides on my website, and make quick edits with Notepad or Wordpad, then ftp the update. I can do this on any computer with an internet computer... even at the library, if need be. Their interface is very easy to use. If you are like me and have lots of websites to manage, you can save all of their settings in your account. Then all you have to do is click on the website you want to access and it takes you right there.

This is their entry point, where you can sign up for a free account. http://www.unlimitedftp.ca/myftp/
 


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RBernardis on February 19, 2008, 02:19:50 PM
but there aren't "premium hosting" in options..



Hello, I've built a personal web site that I want to host with GDI, but while I can find the links and set up for the online site builder I can't find any to links, set up, or instructions to ftp my site.  So how do I bypass the site builder and use ftp with GDI??? 

Thanks,

David

Hello David,

First you must go into your Members Area and set your domain to premium hosting.  You will then receive an email stating that your hosting is activated.  However, you must wait 12-24 hours for the domain to do its thing through the DNS servers.  After that type your URL into your browser, if you paged is indexed, you will know and see it.  You will then need an FTP program to upload your files. There are numerous FTP programs on the Net (some free, some not).  Once uploaded your pages will be displayed.  It is a very simple process if you follow these steps and have a little patience.

Frank

p.s.  On the forum here, there is a search tool.  If you conduct a search of the topic or question that you have, more than likely it has already been discussed and you will find the answer to your question very quickly.  No waiting for someone to respond.  How niice is that?


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Cheryl Marko on April 27, 2008, 02:32:40 PM
Can anybody help me im new to all this building of websites and hosting....do i have to get a seperate program like a FTP program to host my website on the internet or does GDI do that for me and if not where the heck do i start using the program and how...im soo lost plz help...thanks

cheryl


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Cheryl Marko on April 28, 2008, 08:12:02 PM
Hi im new to GDI and im trying to get my website on the web...from what i have been reading...in order to do this you need to get a ftp program which i have...not sure how to work it...like i said im new and confused....so i want my website on the web...can somebody plz help me not sure where the files are that i have to upload and what to do...so i guess thats why im here...i know some of the internet stuff but doing websites and autotransponders and all that mumbo jumbo is very confusing to me....i want my business to work but i need som help.....thanks

cheryl :)


Title: Where is the FTP password
Post by: Ozlem S on July 30, 2008, 07:26:53 PM
Sorry, I cant speak English because I am a Turkısh

My sponsor say .... you can use FTP

There is not a FTP password

I must use different template

For a beloved thankings ???


Title: Re: Where is the FTP password
Post by: Gordon Milton on July 31, 2008, 09:26:32 AM
Sorry, I cant speak English because I am a Turkısh

My sponsor say .... you can use FTP

There is not a FTP password

I must use different template

For a beloved thankings ???

Hi:

if you are using filezilla http://filezilla-project.org/

the host URL is ftp.hosting.ws
the server type is FTP
the user is your GDI login username
the password is your GDI login password

I hope this helps,

Gordon


Title: How to install a forum?
Post by: NicolasVelasquez on August 11, 2008, 05:35:02 AM
Hi I would like to know how can I install a forum in my webpage, right now I found something called phpbb it's a forum that you can install, but also I hava to have something called FTP client, so I got something called Filezilla, but now in the instructions I have to have the the url from my host, but I don't know where to get that information, I was trying to guess it so I was typing "ftp.myusername.website.ws" but it's not working.
I'm wondering if it works with the sitebuilder?
Take into account that I'm a complete begginer, I'm not familiar with all this computer terms like "FTP" or "host"

Please help me...


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Tidarut Hansub-Udom on August 29, 2008, 11:55:29 AM
As for an FTP application, I highly recommend Unlimited FTP Online. I've used it exclusively for about 3 or 4 years. You use it online, not on your computer. I like the fact that I can open a file that resides on my website, and make quick edits with Notepad or Wordpad, then ftp the update. I can do this on any computer with an internet computer... even at the library, if need be. Their interface is very easy to use. If you are like me and have lots of websites to manage, you can save all of their settings in your account. Then all you have to do is click on the website you want to access and it takes you right there.

This is their entry point, where you can sign up for a free account. http://www.unlimitedftp.ca/myftp/
 

I like Unlimited FTP Online; I'm using that for my website....the new sitebuilder has given me problems and headaches. But I really want to know how you can go about with getting your links within the site to work. I tried to have two of my links go to different parts of the site, but it goes to the main page...plus the fact that I haven't done FTP since...2000-2001? Am I doing something wrong? HELP PLEASE!!!


Title: Re: How do I ftp ????
Post by: JudelineM on September 09, 2008, 07:50:00 AM
It seems to me everyone here is having a hard time with FTP software.

Did you know that if you are using Windows XP, you do NOT need any FTP software at all??

I don't use FTP software. I simply use XP and I use it as if it was another directory. I simply click and drag my files from the folder on my computer to the folder on the server.

Works wonderfully easy. No need to learn another software program. It's built-in and Free.

Windows XP is all you need, and GDI, of course.

Judeline


Title: FTP
Post by: Kim Wong on December 03, 2008, 08:10:47 AM
where can I find FTP information for my GDI website (or even better just tell me what it is!!)

thanks

Kim


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Sunny T on December 05, 2008, 02:36:49 PM
Hi Kim,
If you google FTP then you find information,
but I am trying to find out myself but you
 need FTP if you have your own domain.



Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Kim Wong on January 17, 2009, 06:14:08 AM
it's
ftp.hosting.ws
now I know this information appears somewhere but I keep forgetting where so I've wirttien it down!!!!

irritatingly it is not listed in the FAQ where it should be listed (in the question What is FTP)

Kim


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: RandyKirschner on January 18, 2009, 08:33:27 AM
ftp.hosting.ws
username: your gdi username
password: your gdi password

If you use the Firefox browser there's a free extension called "Fire FTP".  If you use that you'll be able to ftp into your website.


Title: FTP problem
Post by: S Maley on March 14, 2009, 04:42:37 AM
Hi there.
Can anyone help me out here???
I have been trying to get an ftp set up....I have tried smart ftp, filezilla, ace ftp and lastly ws ftp.
I can't get to log into any of them.
I am using my gdi user name and password and address is ftp.hosting.ws
the error I get with ws ftp is:

Connection Error
This could be caused by any of the following reasons:
Your network connection is down.
The host address is incorrect.
The server you are attempting to connect with is not available.

Anyone got a solution.
Many thanks.
Steve.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: SandraBrockway on March 15, 2009, 01:24:19 PM
I am new to all of this, but I do know of a FTP site that is free to use:

Coreftp

Thanks
Sandi Brockway


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: MManoel M.de Souza on March 15, 2009, 01:26:00 PM
Hello, I've built a personal web site that I want to host with GDI, but while I can find the links and set up for the online site builder I can't find any to links, set up, or instructions to ftp my site.  So how do I bypass the site builder and use ftp with GDI??? 

Thanks,

David
Hello David, sou Brasileiro entrei resenteente neste negocio mas nao conseguir fazer nada. Voce conseguio divulgar?


Title: ftp username password
Post by: Rob_B on April 14, 2009, 06:47:47 AM
Hi, I wanted to find out if it is possible to change the hosting username and password so that I can allow someone else to edit that site?  I have three other domains and do not want to allow them to access the ftp hosting with those, just the one.

Just to make sure you know what I mean--

 Address or Host: ftp.hosting.ws
      User: username -want to change for one domain name and keep other three
      Password: password -to change for one domain name and keep other three
      Port: 21

Then I have access to ftp 3 sites and 1 I can allow uploads from someone helping me edit that particular domain.

Thanks
Rob


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: BrettBurr on April 21, 2009, 02:25:32 PM
I got  my domain name through GDI and am using GDI for hosting and I wish to build my website based on templates provided for me through another source. How do I get the website I end up building to be the domain name and website that all will see when going to my website on the internet?
Thank you for the assistance.


Title: How do I ftp with GDI using Iweb 09', Does anyone know?
Post by: ChrisClemons on June 06, 2009, 12:24:49 PM
I was reading through either GDI, or Iweb 09' and noticed that it mentioned using ssh, I do believe that I read that on Iweb 09' although not to sure, I'll go back and do some research and post my findings, so maybe someone can help me out.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: K_Kareem on June 27, 2009, 10:52:09 PM
Hello all I don't know how to change to premium hosting.  I keep seeing members area but I still can't find it.  I've logged in.  Could anyone tell me which tab I need to click on in order to get to the premium hosting option.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI? - SETTINGS
Post by: RickUpshaw on July 28, 2009, 03:03:20 AM
I have read through every single post here regarding FTP, but there are a couple of settings I can't find anywhere in this forum, nor can I find them on GDI's site.

The settings I can find are:

Host Name:  ftp.hosting.ws
User Name:         GDI User Name
User Password:    GDI Password

The settings I can't find are the port number, publishing mode (options are FTP, VPS, or XCOPY - I assume this would be FTP), and the working directory.  I tried FTP, Port 21, and public_html, but it didn't work.  Any ideas?  Anyone?

 ???




Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI? - SETTINGS
Post by: Muhammad Anwar_Mat Isa on August 03, 2009, 02:26:01 PM
Hello,

Quote
Do you offer hosting services?
Yes, we do offer deluxe, self service hosting.

How do I purchase hosting?
There is no additional charge for hosting. It is included in your $10 monthly fee for the respective domain.

However, how am I going to access to that hosting? Lookup for the stats (Bandwidth usage etc.).
And even I can't access it via FTP program:

ftp.yourdomainname.ws
Username
Password
Port?
Path?

Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: AAberu on September 28, 2009, 02:34:02 PM
I got  my domain name through GDI and am using GDI for hosting and I wish to build my website based on templates provided for me through another source. How do I get the website I end up building to be the domain name and website that all will see when going to my website on the internet?
Thank you for the assistance.

Hi,
When you upload files you have to make sure that your home page(the page you want to appear first) should be named either
index.html
index.htm
index.php
Then when you type your domain in an internet explorer you will see the website you uploaded
Awle


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: AAberu on September 28, 2009, 02:34:02 PM
To change your GDI account(domain) into basic hosting:-
Log-in to your account-click "domain"-click "change DNS"-click "basic hosting"-click "continue".....Then GDI will send you an email about your activated hosting.

To upload files in the activated hosting:-
Open an ftp software(filezilla works well....download it free if you don't have it)-connect to GDI server by filling the necessary info:-
host=ftp.hosting.ws     username=yourGDIusername   password=yourGDIpassword   port=21
Lt side of the software you will see files from your hard drive
Rt side of the software you will see your GDI domain directories
Right click at files you want to upload in your hard drive-select upload.....you will see files being uploaded.
*Make sure your home page is named one of the three below
index.html
index.htm
index.php

Cheers! 
Awle


Title: FTP Help
Post by: FelipeBaltazar on January 28, 2010, 04:15:12 AM
hi im new to the website building world. i am using Dreamweaver CS4 and i am having a real hard time trying to ftp my website?? can anybody with Dreamweaver CS4 give me some helpful insight plz??? thanks!


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Chacy Smith on February 24, 2010, 11:36:32 AM
I have uploaded my files, Now I need to know what to do now. How do I access the cpanel or whatever they use to manage and organize my files?


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: B Lisha on June 24, 2010, 09:20:36 AM
Hi,
Loggin to your GDI account and go to domains, you will see your domain listed.   Click on change DNS setting and choose from the list.    Your choices pertain to how you built your site, if you used an outside source to build your site pick basic hosting if you used GDI pick site builder.   

I hope this helps!


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: JoanneG on July 11, 2011, 09:41:23 AM
Can someone please help.  I just don't get it.  I've read this thread, the gdi help files, my FileZilla ftp help files. My email from GDI, etc.
I keep seeing this instruction below, but... I just for the life of me cannot figure out "where" I am to go to do this.

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Make sure your home page is named one of the three below
index.html
index.htm
index.php

I can't find where I am to go, or anything, anywhere that says to name my Home Page here.  Could somebody please, please tell me step by step, and click by click exactly where I go, and what I click on, to get to the exact place I'm supposed to be, in order to name my home page?

For instance, I don't know if I'm supposed to be in FileZilla, or GDI to start with, and then where to go from there....  ???  :'(



Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Nav M. on July 13, 2011, 09:42:30 AM
Hello there

Ok, firstly....I need to know what web development program are you using (Dreamweaver, Microsoft Frontpage, Notepad, Other text editors)?

^^Before I can give you a quick and easy guide^^

I'm guessing FileZilla is the program your trying to FTP your content with, correct me if I'm wrong.

For the homepage problem:

MUST DO's:

1.) Make sure your homepage is at the root of your site (Not in any folders)
2.) Make sure your homepage is named index.(file format here). NO capital letters! (examples: index.html, index.php, index.htm, index.asp)

Also, what file format is your site in? (HTML, PHP, ASP etc etc)?

Nav


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Michael Antonio on November 23, 2011, 11:30:41 AM
Hi, I am using Coffecup Free FTP to upload my files. But I recently have a "disk quota exceeded" problem.  When I checked the sizes of my files, its very small as compared to my allowed disk space of 100MB. Can someone help me with this?


Thanks.


Title: Re: How do I ftp with GDI?
Post by: Nav M. on November 28, 2011, 11:24:12 AM
Hi, I am using Coffecup Free FTP to upload my files. But I recently have a "disk quota exceeded" problem.  When I checked the sizes of my files, its very small as compared to my allowed disk space of 100MB. Can someone help me with this?


Thanks.

Hello,

Did you check the size of your files on the server, or on your local machine (your computer)?

Your local files (the files on your computer) may be different to the ones on the server.

Sometimes, most FTP programs don't delete files on the server, when un-present on the the local machine. So if you deleted any files on your computer, chances are, they've not been deleted on the server, which is why your hosting account has exceeded it's allowed disk quota.

You FTP program should allow you to view files on the server. Go through files on there, check their sizes.

Nav


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