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FTP mess up?
I'm a little confused...

 8:14 pm on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi, I'm new to website construction and management and all that wonderful stuff.

I'm transferring an existing website from one server to another (I didn't write the website, just moving it) and I used an FTP client to move all of the files from the old IP to my computer, then from my computer to the new IP... Except none of the formatting and pictures from the old site transferred over... The site is there and all of the text and links display and work properly, but that's it.

Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

[edited by: P34c3m4k3r at 8:23 pm (utc) on Feb. 15, 2009]


brotherhood of LAN

 8:59 pm on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the forums P34c3m4k3r,

No worries it shouldn't be a massive issue. In regards to the styling, I'd assume there was an external cascading style sheet [w3.org] that was being used to style the web page, which you perhaps had omitted from your download of the site. Also the case for the images?

An easy way for you to find them is to look at the source code of your website (go to "view" in your browser options and "view source") and find something like this

<link rel="stylesheet" href="pathto/css.css" type="text/css">

The highlighted part should lend a clue as to where the CSS file was stored on your old server. You should be able to do the same for images.

<img src="pathto/image.jpg" />

Let us know how you get on.


 9:25 pm on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

So is it just your images that are failing to display?

Firstly I would make 100% sure that the images are on the new server, there may have been a glitch ect and the files didnt ftp over,

What I would also do is look at the site on your local colmputer, do the images display correctly there?

Another thing to think about.. Are you using the same domain and just doing a server change? If the domain has changed there is a chance the images may be gettign called using the old domain name.



 12:28 am on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], P34c3m4k3r!

it is also possible that your pages are specifying absolute paths for the images and external style sheets and your old server is refusing to serve these resources to external references.


 5:49 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thank you for all of the suggestions. As it turns out, brotherhood of LAN is correct. I accidentally omitted the CSS directory from my download of the site.

Thanks again.

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