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Mike, Mac Medic
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when i publish my website, it says the url cannot be found.

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when i publish my website, it says the url cannot be found. what do i do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
What is the URL? Are you publishing it with iWeb on MobileMe or another hosting service?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the url is

i used iWeb. and i published it to a local folder
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
And this is loaded to a webserver? Is the main page named index.html?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
when i preview the webpage file this is the url.


the file where the website is published that displays the webstite is called index.html
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
Where is your hosting server? That is just the files on your computer. You need to upload the files to your hosting server.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
whats a hosting server?
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
Your files have to be uploaded to a hosting server. Which I assume is here:

you need to contact them to find out how to do that. I can‘t tell you that info.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i got my last eportfolio to work just fine. i did the same steps now and it wont work. i dont get it. i never had to contact my host server before. it just worked
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
How are you “publishing” it? Sorry I just noticed your main page is not called index.html but welcome.html. Try renaming it.

Edited by Mike the MacMedic on 5/1/2010 at 8:53 PM EST