The websites for this course have been on a temporary server. All sites will be deleted from the server within a few weeks of the semester's end and the passwords will be changed. You should have all your files on your own computer. If you are not publishing your site, you don't need to do anything.
If you are going to be publishing a website, you will need to find a new web server. When you have a new server, follow these steps to set it up.
Preparing the site folder
If you would like to post your site to a new server, once you have determined a new server, you will need to make some changes to your folder. Use either method 1 or 2 below
- If you want to keep your exercises files, move your exercises folder to a new location. Then delete your exercises folder from your website folder. If you have inadvertantly saved some exercises to your main site folder you may need to delete those files as well.
- You may want to rename your ICS107Site folder to another name relavent to your website - You will need to open the folder in Brackets again as it will be looking for the other site folder
- Alternately, if you want to keep all your files they way they are, you can copy your ICS107Site folder giving the copy a name relavent to your website. Then delete the exercices folder an any other exercise files that were inadvertantly saved to the main folder.
- Open the new folder in Brackets
Find a new FTP program
- FTPSync has been an adequate program for our needs, but has some limitations. A more robust FTP add-in to brackets should be considered or a separate FTP program can be used. In addition, I've discovered a security problem with FTPSync - it stores your password as plain text so it can be easily stolen. This hasn't mattered for the class since I change the passwords at the end of the semester, but for your personal or professional website, it is unacceptable.
- When you have a new FTP add-in or program, define the FTP setttings according to your webserver's provided information.