The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Activating Files under "/public_html" for Public Viewing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lewis D., Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Lewis D.

    Lewis D. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I'm totally new to the cPanel system, but have used other systems.

    I'm on the FILE MANAGER page and under /public_html.

    I have loaded my files, the one webpage HTML and three accompanying photo files.

    What action do I have to do to take to display them publically?

    The tutorials seem to imply one paces them under /public_html, and that is that. I cannot see anything when I go to my URL.

    I even deleted the default index.html file and replaced it with my home page file.
     
  2. kernow

    kernow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    18
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Make sure your home page ends in .html OR .php
     
  3. Lewis D.

    Lewis D. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I did that.
     
  4. rachelm

    rachelm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Have you cleared your cache? And when did you set up that domain? Not all registrars update right away, sometimes it can take a few hours before it properly points to your server and also your ISP can cache data which might only get refreshed every few hours (hence the clearing browser cache bit).
     
  5. Lewis D.

    Lewis D. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I registered my domain with the same entity that is the server.

    It has their default page.

    I will empty cache and start the process over and see if that works.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  6. Lewis D.

    Lewis D. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Does emptying the cache involve anything other than just deleting all of the files?

    I take it there isn't a button to do that that I never noticed?
     
  7. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    14,472
    Likes Received:
    200
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Twitter:
    What browser are you using? The cache mentioned above has to do with your Web browser.
     
  8. Lewis D.

    Lewis D. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I'm using Safari
     
  9. Lewis D.

    Lewis D. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I have attached a gif of what I see on my Cpanel file manager.

    Does this appear correct?

    However, the public is still unable to view the website.

    What are the instructions on "clearing the cache" on Safari. Other than changing these files, what else would such an action effect? I don't want to acidentally eleminate other things. Is there a selective way to do this?
     
  10. Lewis D.

    Lewis D. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    CPanel view
     

    Attached Files:

  11. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,623
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    somewhere over the rainbow
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    The file manager contents appear fine. The issue here is that, without knowing your domain name to see what shows in a browser, it isn't possible to know what might be wrong.
     
Loading...

Share This Page