New to FP 2002,Using W2K profesional. I have read several books on using FP 2002. Site name, folder and location does not look the same as I read in referance books confused! I see a defalt as [my...] computer name/my web, I want to be able to have this site hoasted. Examples I see in refference materal are c:\My Documents\My Web. Like I stated before operaitng system is W2000 pro. Any help would be great! Thanks MacBarry
If I am not wrong, c:\My Documents\My Web is just a default location for FP 2002 to store your webs. However, I use FP and store newly created/imported web anywhere I like - I am sure you can do the same, just select a different location while saving the web.
Also, anytime you want to publish your site, just click on *Publish* option in FP, specify the location (www.domain.com/ifpath-then-path-here) and it will ask for username and password, and then publish the site for you. (Given your host supports FP ext, else you might have to use regular FTP or FP FTP)
h*tp://my computer name/my web would indicate that you have the PWS (Personal Web Server) setup. That means you are running a mini-web server on your machine. This is useful for website development as you can check to see how the site would look on a server running FP server extensions before you publish it to the web. FP 2002's default is not to use the PWS. I'm not sure why, but the default is to use disk based webs. Actually MacBarry I prefer working with the PWS setup rather than the disk based webs.
Thanks for the input guys. Bill I think you are correct W2000 is offered in several versions. The version I have is W2K-Pro. And it can be used as a mini server. It can handle only 10-hits at the same time. It seams the referance manuals I have don't take this in account. If I use(PWS) set up rather than disc base web set up are thier any other items that are differant? In result I will have site hoasted. Thanks MacBarry
Win2K has an option available to install IIS and if this is installed before you install FP2K then your webs will be running off your local server. This is good if you plan to use FP components that require the server extensions. You can then test them to see if they work before you deploy them. It is also good for testing ASP pages and other scripts. The disk based webs are limited in that you can't preview these components on your local machine. You'd have to publish them to your web host.
Bill thanks for info .It looks as if the fog is starting to lift. Just opened operation manual W2K ISS section.IT seams W2K-Pro is intended to be used as design server. When I finish site do I publish to server or just down load to it? MacBarry
You'll have to publish the site to a server somewhere when you're done. The FP Publish feature should suffice. However if you're not using FP components that require server exensions then another way to get your site on the web would be to use FTP software.