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Can't upload, Access Denied, never had problems before

Using Dreamweaver MX 2004 to upload, maybe a windows server?



5:27 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How can you tell if a server is Windows or Unix? Been having trouble upload a site to a customer supplied hosting package. The "host" is not available, looks like a one-man operation that keeps going to voicemail all day, so I can't call their tech support.

Dreamweaver was able to successfully connect even though I left the "Host Directory" blank. But when try to upload anything, it tells me "Acess Denied" and "May be a permission problem." On the remote sever, there's nothing except "/" an I can't even make a folder (same message as above). I've uploaded countless websites before, (mostly on a Unix server), and never run into this before. Any thoughts on this?


6:52 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You can check server headers with the server header checker here on WebmasterWorld at [webmasterworld.com...] In many cases there is a line telling you on what platform the HTTP server is running.


7:10 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks! I gave that a try, first with the actual domain name but it didn't work. Then I tried with the IP address and it brough up this:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 07:09:32 GMT
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
Connection: keep-alive
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Length: 1270
Content-Type: text/html
Cache-control: private

Sooo... looks like it's on a Windows server. Are there any special considerations? Normally I upload to a Unix server and enter public_html/ as the destination folder, or if I leave it blank, that often gets entered automatically. Not this time! Darned permission errors. Still can't reach the hosting company to ask.


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