Updating download site files

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Alritey - I already made a brilliant website using the Synthasite builder - downloaded it to FTP to a paid host. Fine - I made sure it was coded in PHP & was live on air.

Now when I change the index page - download the files & FTP the changes - delete the old from the server & replace - like nothing has changed online!

It takes hours of work to change a page completely, even though the builder is WYSIWYG because textural & HTML codes have to be carefully constructed in advance.

Does one have to delete the original site files completely and re-build under a new name in order for the files to FTP to the paid server?
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Hi digitalblue2u,

No, that doesn't seem right. You shouldn't have to re-build under a new name in order for the changes you've made in the Site Builder application to be apparent on your web server.

To make your changes live you would need to re-download your site (from the SynthaSite Site Builder application) and re-upload it to the servers of your hosting provider each time. Is this what you've done? Any time you make any changes, you have to go through the re-download / re-upload sequence, each time.

However, at that point your hosting provider should have your most current, updated files -- not your old out-dated ones. So no name change should be necessary. My only question would be -- are you sure you uploaded the most current version?

I'm interested to hear back anything from our community, in case anyone has any special insights / tips.

~ Adrienne
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Thanx for the quick response Adrienne,

Tackling the problem with a fresh mind - when uploading through FTP, I then made sure to (over write all files), other wise the old files hang on in there and must over rule the new ones.

Now it's up and running with new files working perfect on the new site -

Anyone else with this problem - this is a good solution!


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Thanks for letting us know how you were able to resolve the problem - I am sure others will benefit. We recommend hosting with us as it is free, and updating is much easier ;-) But we want to give you all the options, and I am gratified to hear that you are successfully hosting your site elsewhere.