Publish a website to an http domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a website that i need to publish to an http domain, yet i can only find publish via ftp and i do not want a ftp domain. I am using Expression Web 4 SP1.
    Monday, March 28, 2011 9:11 PM

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  • If you mean you want to publish to then you will be doing that, even though you are using FTP as the transfer mechanism. You host should give you the FTP acccess details for the site. This is a normal way to transfer site content.


    Ian Haynes

    EW V4 Add-Ins
    EW resources, hints and tips
    Monday, March 28, 2011 9:19 PM
  • FTP is a protocol, just as HTTP is a protocol. They are not part of the domain. There is no such thing as an "FTP domain." Both FTP and HTTP are what their names indicate—network transfer protocols (File Transfer Protocol and HyperText Transfer Protocol, respectively).

    When you see an address, you will note that the transfer protocol is actually separate from the domain. E.g. in, the part before the colon-double-slash is the transfer method, or protocol, and the part after is the actual domain. No matter how you transfer your site, FTP, WebDAV, HTTP (with FPSE only), whatever, the site will be accessible using the HTTP protocol.

    Just a suggestion, but you really might want to take a look at some of the Learning Resources available in the Forum FAQ and Guidelines thread at the top of the forum thread list. Web development, including publishing and site management, is a highly technical endeavor. Please see Prerequisites for Using Microsoft Expression Web, compiled by Microsoft Support. You're going to want to familiarize yourself with at least the basics, and especially the terminology, of the Web.


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    Monday, March 28, 2011 10:04 PM