If you’re creating a new website it’s often worthwhile uploading your site to a server somewhere online so you can visit it ‘live’ and check the layout is as intended, or if you’re dealing with clients, you may want to show them what you’ve created so far so they can approve it.
This short tutorial will take you through the steps of creating a subdirectory, often referred to as a subdomain, that will look like this: yourdomain.com/subdirectory (the ‘subdirectory’ part can be anything you like, most often I see ‘test’ used)
I’m going to assume you’ve already uploaded a website with WebPlus to your main domain and the FTP details are already stored in the FTP Accounts.
Open the site you plan to publish to your newly created subdirectory and in the WebPlus workspace select ‘File’ > Publish Site > Publish to Web (Ctrl + F5)
This will bring up the Publish to Web window. In the drop-down select the account for the main domain you’re using then click on ‘Accounts’. In the new pop-up select ‘Copy’ this will now bring up a copy of the account details.
Change the Account Name to something relevant such as ‘My Domain Test Area’
Next, where it reads ‘Folder’ leave in the part that reads something like ‘publish_html’ or ‘httpdocs’ and add a forward slash after it, then add the name you want the subdomain to be, for example ‘test’
It should look something like this:
Click on ‘Okay’ then ‘Update Account’
That’s the FTP account set up, all is left to do is upload the site to the server. The first time you upload WebPlus will pop up an FTP Error, fear not, this is because it cannot find the new directory on your server, simply select ‘Create Directory’ and WebPlus will create a file on your server that will contain the sites HTML files.
Visit your newly created domain online, your site should be live!