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mk1james

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I go on hoilday alot, i have a tripod website (www.ps3news.co.nr) and i wanted to know how to update it when i am on hoilday :whistling:
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Do you have FTP access to your hosting site? Do you have access to the CPanel on your hosting site? If so, are you taking a laptop with you or will have access to one or a PC where you go?

I like using SmartFTP as it is very easy to setup and use and you can upload/download multiple files. Username and Password connection type can be used by SmartFTP or a similar app. A hosting site's CPanel usually is limited to the number of files that can be uploaded. Would this work for you?

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i am bring a laptop with me and i am not sure what you mean by FTP?

on that program u gave me it is saying
[19:46:50] SmartFTP v2.0.996.29
[19:46:50] Resolving host name "www.tripod.com"
[19:46:50] Connecting to 209.202.226.20 Port: 21
[19:46:50] Connected to www.tripod.com.
[19:47:11] An established connection was aborted by the software in your host machine.
[19:47:11] Cannot login waiting to retry (30s)...
[19:47:11] Server closed connection

Edited by dudeja, 03 June 2006 - 12:41 PM.

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Go to tripod.com. If I remember correctly, they had instructions in their Frequently Asked Questions sections about using FTP and what you had to use. It is not available for use by ones who host their sites for free. I stopped using their free hosting services long ago. You are paying for hosting correct?

You should be able to log into your File Manager at tripod.com's CPanel or whatever you use from wherever you are on vacation with your laptop as long as you have Internet access, as well as, the FTP on a paid hosting site. Just the way you do at home. Some free hosting sites are startling to allow FTP use.

From tripod's FAQs:

It's asking for a username, and password. What do I tell it?
We'd hoped this one would be obvious, but maybe not. Enter your Tripod membername, and password. Do not enter your domain name, if you have one as part of your hosting with us. Only enter your membername. Your membername is the beginning of your Tripod URL. (http://membername.tripod.com)


HTHs.

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Im getting on then it is aborting

[11:55:54] SmartFTP v2.0.996.29
[11:55:54] Resolving host name "ftp.tripod.com"
[11:55:54] Connecting to 209.202.226.80 Port: 21
[11:55:54] Connected to ftp.tripod.com.
[11:55:54] 220 Welcome to Tripod FTP.
[11:55:54] USER ps3news
[11:55:55] 331 Username set to ps3news. Now enter your password.
[11:55:55] PASS (hidden)
[11:55:55] 230- ============================================================
[11:55:55] 230- IMPORTANT NOTICE
[11:55:55] 230- ============================================================
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- Powerful building tools. Traffic-generating, money-making
[11:55:55] 230- programs. It's all waiting for you at Tripod.
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- http://www.tripod.lycos.com/
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- ============================================================
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- Got a great idea for a website? Then don't
[11:55:55] 230- wait, get your own web address today!
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- http://tripod.domain.../service/select
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- ============================================================
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- We heard you loud and clear! You love your site, but
[11:55:55] 230- you don't like the ads. Remove those pesky popups
[11:55:55] 230- forever!
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- http://www.tripod.lycos.com/host/
[11:55:55] 230-
[11:55:55] 230- ============================================================
[11:55:55] 230 User 'ps3news' logged on.
[11:55:55] SYST
[11:55:55] 215 UNIX Type: L8
[11:55:55] FEAT
[11:55:55] 500 Command 'FEAT' not understood
[11:55:55] TYPE I
[11:55:55] 200 Type set to 'I' (IMAGE aka BINARY).
[11:55:55] REST 0
[11:55:55] 502 Command 'REST' not implemented
[11:55:55] PWD
[11:55:56] 257 "/" is current directory.
[11:56:46] NOOP
[11:57:26] Timeout (40s).
[11:57:26] Active Help: http://www.smartftp....kb/index.php/74
[11:57:26] Client closed the connection.

Edited by dudeja, 04 June 2006 - 04:49 AM.

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Hi:

Please go here and read about how to use and setup SmartFTP: Support-Tutorials

You will need the Local and Remote View windows open to upload/download your files. SmartFTP will reconnect to server when you drag any files into remote window to upload should it be shutdown.

You need to click on the correct root directory where your files appear on the hosting site. I did not see these in list. Please just PM this stuff as these posts will be rather long otherwise.

Mainly, just edit your pages offline on your laptop with a HTML editor if you know how to hand code. You can view in your browser by dragging and dropping the page onto your browser's open window or use editor's Preview window to see changes by refreshing the page each time (in browser or Preview) when you want to view corrections. Once done, connect to Internet, open SmartFTP and drag all the corrected files into the correct folders on your hosting site.

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this program is a bit hard for me, you got anythink without HTML coding, i can do simple ones but not hard ones like that!

Edited by dudeja, 05 June 2006 - 10:44 AM.

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Hi:

I think we are getting programs confused here. SmartFTP is just the program you can use while on vacation to send your updated and corrected web pages to your site. I have no idea what you use to edit your pages with at this time. If you have access to the Internet, you will always be able to access your hosting site's control panel and use the File Manager, Editor, templates they provide. Use of SmartFTP is not a requirement here for you to have. I thought you wanted a convenient way to access your site to upload new pages while on vacation.

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what i wanted was an easy way to edit my website offline while on vacation :whistling:

Edited by dudeja, 09 June 2006 - 07:01 AM.

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OK. Let me back up here and start with new questions,maybe. I really thought I had your original question answered. Being on vacation should not have mattered that much as long as you have an Internet connection to your Hosting Site.

How do you edit your pages when you are not on vacation? Tripod's Online File Manager, PC or the laptop you will take with you?

If I'm totally missing this question, would appreciate anyone stepping in. To me, use of any good FTP program would be the right choice with the site files either mirrored on the laptop or a flash drive device. Other suggestions welcomed.

Ron
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i want to edit my site offline because there is no internet connections where im going. then when i get an internet connection i will update it
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Well, I used to be in web-design, I also used to be a webmaster. I can tell you this: you can use MS notepad, and preview your website files on your computer, it'll be stored on your Cache. You can also buy Macromedia Dreamweaver, or MS Frontpage. (There are plenty of other website creating software out there, but I suggest those two.) Then once you have your website ready, and you get your internet going, you can get a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and load them from MS Notepad, MS Frontpage, or Macromedia Dreamweaver onto the FTP. There are also FTPs built into those software programs, except for MS Notepad there is no FTP internal program, thats becuase its a very simplistic program, but the external FTP is easier to use in my opinion.

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 13 June 2006 - 11:07 AM.

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for simple sites you don't even need a ftp program, u can use internet explorer. to edit your site offline you need to either buy/download a wysiwyg editor, or learn html (where you can use text editors to create html docs)
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I know you can use IE, but IE isn't a decent option to use a FTP. I suggest just using an FTP or a WYSIWYG editor. Preferablly Macromedia Dreamweaver or MS Frontpage, [both are WYSIWYG editors, and have internal FTPs]
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dreamweaver costs $400 so i think it's more logical to learn html and view lots of source codes

Edited by TaNkZ101, 15 June 2006 - 04:46 AM.

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