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Hosting several domains, uploading problems!

Cannot upload to seperate domains!



2:24 pm on Sep 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here is the problem that noone can seem to answer!
I have a web server that can host 10 different domain names, I am trying to upload the web site files to each domain, Like I want to upload a web site to a domain that is one of the 3 domain names I have hosted right now, no matter hwat I do I cannot seem to upload the files correctly, I have even created a seperate ftp account for each domain name. The common folder that all the domain names have is, wwwroot, this I am told is where my index.html file should be located.
I am using dreamweaver to upload these files, I set it up to the correct domain, it has now even allowed me to upload the files, but when I log onto the server I cannot find these files anywhere! I have the dns pointing to me server, so thats not the problem, besides just uploading the files is the real problem.
The hosting company has givne me several ways to try this but none seem to work. How do I upload seperate files for seprate domains on the same server? Are there folders I need to create? This is driving me crazy. no matter what I do I cannot find what is wrong.
I can upload and view files to my main domain name, but no matter what I do I cannot seem to upload seperate files and folders to the other domains. Please somone help me! I have a client waiting for his web site, which is rteady to go, but cannot upload it to his domain.

[edited by: tedster at 12:09 am (utc) on Sep. 22, 2004]


2:39 pm on Sep 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think you need to make a directory (folder) to put each domain in and then tell your hosting company which directory the domain is in (where the domain is mapped). Maybe the domain will be at .../wwwroot/new-domain/


3:07 pm on Sep 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You need to have three separate directories one for each domain. Depending on how your hosting company has set up the server they may each be in a directory below the wwwroot or alternatively the primary domain may use wwwroot and subsequent domains may be found in new directories on the same level as wwwroot.

You should normally only need one ftp account for all the domains if they are on the same server.

It may be something as daft as you need to go up a diectory level with your ftp program to see the other directories for each of the secondary domains.


11:03 pm on Sep 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thats just it, even the hosting company doesent know what the directories should be called...lol
The original site is ;
second domain ;
third domain ;
Now each of these domains have a folder called wwwroot.
When using Dreamweaver, when it asks what folder I would like to upload too, I can put in /wwwroot and when I test it it tests fine, but when I go to upload the files it gives an error."cannot find example3.com/wwwroot or something like that...
Man, I really need this resolved and the hosting company I am with has no idea what to do...lol...
Plz help!...thanks for all you answers.

[edited by: tedster at 11:55 pm (utc) on Sep. 21, 2004]
[edit reason] use example.com - not real urls [/edit]


11:45 pm on Sep 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You should remove all the url's they are not allowed here.

If they all have a wwwroot directory i suggest you point your ftp program to

and then

Looks like you managed to get it right twice as 2 of the 3 sites have content!


12:49 am on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sorry 4 the urls...didnt read rules close enough...lol
The content you are seeing was there before I merged the 2 accounts into one larger one. I have also tried pointing thew ftp like that, but makes no difference, the main problem is what folder do I upload to (i am asuming wwwroot) but do I need to make another directory?....I have even been able to upload to the new domain (except it will not let me upload the index.html file) but after uploading, I look in the directory and I cannot find the files uploaded...lol
This is freakin me and alot of other people out!
again thanks for the help.


1:27 am on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here's how it works with my host. I have one "uber-server" at an address, say 64.64.64*.64*. I have 17 sites living there. Each site has its own username and password.

So when I go to cpanel for site "aplum" I login as username "aplum" with password *******; and when I go to to cpanel for site "bingo3" I login as username "bingo3" with password ****** etc. through all 17 sites. This is also how ftp works for this serverplex....

Don't of course know how you're really set up, but perhaps this will help....

[As an aside, if your host is as clueless as you indicate, you REALLY need to move elsewhere!)


4:14 am on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ok, someone explain this! I decided to do something different, so I switched Dreamweaver to the remote view so I can see all the files and folders on my server. At the domain I have not even uploaded files to yet I have several web sites running on my server that I have no idea where they came from!There is a chinese restaruant, and some spaninsh site running off my server, o at least all their pages are in my folders.
Now when I go to my helms panel and look at the directory there, I see nothing, I only see these files when I use remote view on Dreamweaver! This is why I am having so many problems no doubt, but why are these files there?...have they resold my server space, or has someone hacked into my server and is running web sites off it? This is very starange and I am wondering if I should just tell my hosting company to wipe everything out and start over again, or change hosting....anyone know where a good hosting are is wherew I can host 10 domains?....
Thanks again for all your help.


4:38 am on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hello Lord_Morbid. Does your account use cpanel?


1:26 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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no, Helms panel...but I beleive I am having them switch it back to a linux server so that I can use c-panel...

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