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  • Hi, I’m new to the forum and to wordpress-or any kind of web development for that matter.
    I tried reading some posts from people who had similar situations, but it is not helping.

    I’m now trying to actually upload my website onto the server. Bear in mind that this is the goal I’m trying to accomplish. x_x

    I downloaded filezilla, and connected to
    From what I understand, the next step involves the root file. And those are usually named “htdocs, public_html, mainwebsite_html, www, web, or something very similar”. I don’t see anything like that at all. Under remote sites,for folders I’ve got cgi-bin, stats, wp-admin, wp-content,and wp-includes. For documents I’ve got .htaccess,.membership, home.html, license.txt, a readme file, and various other wp- PHP files.

    What am I missing here? I’m sure there’s probably a really obvious solution right in front of my face.

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  • Hello Moonlitbutterfly117, this is my url for my test site for wordpress using filezilla /public_html/basictemplate/wptest. under this wptest folder I have the following wp-admin, wp-content,wp-includes and all the other files. In this situation wptest is the root folder for my wordpress website. That means that wordpress should be unzipped in this folder. I assume that your website is zipped using some kind of program. For wordpress I use xcloner this is the website If you have any more questions, I will be glad to help you.

    Kind regards

    Thank you mbrsolution. All of those files are in a folder just labeled “/” for me. So that makes that my root folder?
    I not have xcloner saved on my computer and installed as a plugin on wordpress. Here’s another dumb question…what do I do with it?
    Forgive me, like I said, I’m a newbie.

    Hello Moonlitbutterfly117, what you do with xcloner is install it through the normal procedures of installing plugins. Remember every time you add something new to your site you should create a new backup. You should download the backup to your hard disk and delete the backup from your site ie from within xcloner. Always keep a few backups stored locally on your hard disk. If something goes wrong then follow the instructions on recovering your website found in xcloner website.

    I hope this helps you 🙂

    Kind regards

    That’s wonderful! Thanks you so much for your help. You definitely just taught me something new. But I still don’t know how to upload it onto the server to make it available for the world to see…

    Upload the zip file to your sever via FTP as explained above. Unzip the file and run the installation through the browser. Remember that you need to have a database created on your server for wordpress to work.

    Can I ask you where did you get your website or how did you create your website in the first place? Since you are trying to upload it to your server?

    Kind regards

    I created it through

    I really appreciate your help.

    So your server is with, correct? And your wordpress website was created through If this is the case then I am sure they have fantastico in cpanel “server” ?

    Let me know

    Kind regards

    You would think that’s something they’d have, but no fantastico.

    I had a look at their website for some instructions on setting up wordpress. Yes that is correct the don’t have fantastico but they have another method, which some host use. This is what I found

    From what I read, you should not have any problems with these instructions, if you need more help just let me know. I am happy to help you as much as I can 🙂

    Kind regards

    Oh you really have been so helpful. I remember seeing that actually but being a little lost in the overabundance of information.
    I will be letting you know if anything else comes up 😛

    I just didn’t read it thoroughly before.

    No problem here is my facebook fan page if you wish to follow my blog 😉

    Glad to help you

    Kind regards

    I’ve had a busy couple of days but I got back to trying to put up my website and I still can’t get it. Again, ipage doesn’t have fantastico. It used to have install central as well but they stopped using that too. They use simplescripts.
    Mbrsolution, I read the link you sent me. When I click on IIS Administration Console, I get:

    500 Error
    The page you requested no longer exists or is temporarily unavailable.

    WordPress was already installed on simplescripes through ipage, but I also used filezilla to try to put wordpress in the root directory “/”. I don’t think it did anything. When I type in the url for my site, I still get “this site is under construction”. Construction is done, it just needs to be opened for the public!
    I just don’t get what I’m doing wrong or what’s missing.

    Please help 🙁

    Hi Moonlitbutterfly117, have you tried to submit a ticket to your host? I think this is what you need to do.

    Once you submit a ticket let me know what happens.

    Kind regards

    Ok, I’ve FINALLY gotten it fixed. Phew! The person who answered said that a certain file was in the wrong format and fixed it for me.

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