How do I publish to a subdomain using iWeb?

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mlind / 17 Points
2012-06-14 3:45 pm EST
I transfered my main site to hub using iWeb, and it worked fine. However, when I tried to transfer a second site to a subdomain, the index was overwritten, and now the temp URL points to my second site instead of my main one.

I followed the instructions from the support center, "How to publish with iWeb", using the instructions at the bottom for publishing to an Addon domain, which called for two changes in iWeb's ftp publish setup:
for Site Name, I put the name of my subdomain folder
for Directory/Path, I put "public_html" instead of leaving it blank

1. Was I right to use the Addon domain instructions for a subdomain.
2. How do I fix this problem? UPDATE: OK, I re-published my main site, and now the temp URL points to that page again.

The question that remains: How do I ftp publish from iWeb to a subdomain without overwriting the index? Do I use the above Addon domain instructions, or is there another trick?



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17,314 Points
2012-06-14 7:54 pm EST
Hello Mlind,

IWeb has the nasty habit of overwritng the folder where it needs place its files. This is the reason that we suggest leaving it blank when publishing for the primary domain. The folder for the primary website is the public_htmlfolder. The folder containing the secondary will be UNDER the public_html folder. Also, it helps know what version of iWEb that you are using. This may have some bearing on the problem you are having with the site.

Iweb will overwrite the folder if given the path to do so. You will need to check and make sure that this is not happen.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.

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