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Offline FrontPage

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FrontPage AND Deamweaver on server
« on: April 14, 2013, 09:06:00 PM »
I've been running  FrontPage sites on a Lunar Pages server for years.  Now I want to upload some DreamWeaver sites to the same server for the first time. Anything I need to beware of?  I don't want FrontPage server extensions to interfere or anything like that. Should I just create a new directory called "Dreamweaver" or something and upload everything there, then setup a domain redirect to that directory?

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Re: FrontPage AND Deamweaver on server
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 06:18:45 AM »
Hi buddy, just curious, were you able to set this up already?

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Re: FrontPage AND Deamweaver on server
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 12:53:00 PM »
I haven't gotten around to it yet. In another forum I was told to upload (put) my Dreamweaver files in the public_html folder. That's where my FrontPage files are at now. Of course I'll be creating a new "Dreamweaver" folder in that public_html folder. Apparently FrontPage extensions should have no effect on Dreamweaver files in the public_html folder. Apparently the "www" folder is kind of like a shortcut to the public_html folder.

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Re: FrontPage AND Deamweaver on server
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 02:46:12 PM »
Yes, "www" is an alias for the "public_html" folder. It doesn't matter which you use, although the convention is to refer to public_html. Just remember that you have ONE copy of your folders and files, not TWO separate copies! If you erase a file from www, it's gone from public_html too.

If Dreamweaver doesn't have any run-time component on the server like FrontPage/Expression Web does, I wouldn't think that the two would interfere with each other. You can always try publishing to public_html (your site root /) and see if both still work, and if they don't, move the new Dreamweaver stuff to a separate folder. Hopefully you won't have to do that, but who knows (I don't use either product). The big thing would be to make sure you don't have different files with the same name produced by both of them.
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Re: FrontPage AND Deamweaver on server
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 02:48:40 PM »
What is the purpose of have a copy of the public_html folder anyway?

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Re: FrontPage AND Deamweaver on server
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 05:41:52 PM »
What I've been told is that some system software was written long ago to use "public_html", while other system software was written long ago to use "www". When both are used, the solution is to either rewrite one set of software to use the same name as the other, or (easier) just make one name an alias for the other.
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Re: FrontPage AND Deamweaver on server
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 06:14:17 PM »
Makes perfect sense. Thanks.

 

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