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Hi all. It's been a while since I've posted on the forum, but I've been checking in and keeping up with you all! I've built an entirely new website using i-web and I now wish to take down my old site and replace it with this one, but I'm not sure what to do. I also want to keep the old site on my own computer just in case I have problems. I assume (shouldn't really do that!) I should ftp all the pages of the old site to a new folder on my computer. Then what? I-web has a button to upload the entire site. Do I use that? Will it name each page for me? Can I add tags and descriptions? I really wanted to use some of the same page urls since people have them bookmarked, is that possible. Should I leave the old pages up with no content except a redirect message? Can i somehow automatically redirect people to the new pages if they have different urls once I upload the site?


Please keep your answers simple (if possible). This is always the part that gives me headaches! Hope everyone is doing well and it's nice to be talking to you all again!



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Hi VI,


Long time no see. I hope all is well with you.


I have never used i-web (actually I never heard of it). But I would take a backup of the site using cpanels backup feature (chose "home directory" option). Then extract the backup on my own computer.


Then normally it´s just a matter of removing old sites files through ftp or cpanels file manager or have the help desk clean it out for you.


After that publish new site in the public_html.


As for keeping page urls, as long you name the pages the same, bookmarks should still work.


By the way, I tried sending you a pm that I had moved your post, but it said you could not receive it.

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If you find that you need to redirect old pages to new pages you can create a .htaccess file in the public_html folder and add lines similar to the one below


>Redirect permanent /your-page.ext http://your-domain.ext/page-path/page-name.ext


Replace your-page.ext with actual old page name

Replace your-domain.ext with your actual domain name

Replace page-path with actual path to new page (if public_html not needed)

Replace page-name.ext with new page name

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