Don't understand why Yola doesn't have FTP:(

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I am just so frustrated. I have seen site after site that has FTP capabilities so I can use my Dreamweaver files but Yola doesn't have it and I payed 20 dollars for my yola site for a year. I mean that is cheap, but how do these free sites have what Yola doesn't? I am heartbroken because I can't use my Dreamweaver here. FTP can't be that hard to have if all these free sites have it?? Can someone explain it to me? Maybe I would feel better about Yola if I understood this.

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Hi Denise

I think the confusion arises because you are comparing Yola to free hosting services. Yola is not a free hosting service like Yola is a free site builder that offers a complete solution for site building and hosting.

We provide a tool that allows anyone, without programming knowledge to build a site easily, and then host this site free of charge. We also sell domain names, which you can use with our free service, or elsewhere if you decide to.

The reason that it is not possible to upload a Dreamweaver site via FTP is that this site would not be compatible with our software. For a site to run on our servers it needs to be built with the Yola site builder. Essentially Yola is an alternative to Dreamweaver, not a hosting service for Dreamweaver sites. You don't use Yola with Dreamweaver, you use Yola instead of Dreamweaver.

You said you would feel better about Yola if we could explain this to you, and I hope I have been able to do so.

The reason people on this thread are trying to offer help is they would like to determine what type of site you are trying to build so that they can advise you on how to build it with the Yola toolset. However, if you misunderstood the nature of our service and were only looking for a host for a site you had already built with other software, then I fully understand why this is not the type of assistance you are looking for.

If you need help pointing your domain to your new host, please email and we will help you with this.