Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:24 PM
This is probably a stupid question but I don't know the answer. For some years I've had a personal web site, karenivy.net, for which I wrote the HTML by hand, mainly to see if I could do it. Because I was hand-writing all the links, I generally put any JPGs in separate directories under site root, and then linked them with a relative link, like this:
I've rebuilt the site on WordPress, on my laptop, and am trying to upload my rebuild to my ISP, Siteground. I was very pleased that when I imported my HTML into WordPress, and copied my photo folders to site root, it immediately picked up the images; I just had to tinker with the display parms.
I used the Fantastico tool on Siteground's CPanel to install WordPress 3.0.1 on my hosted site. However, when I opened the site in FileZilla, I found that there seemed to be two full WordPress installs, both with all of my directories and both containing the wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes folders. One is under public_html, and the other is under www. Does this mean I need to upload my rebuilt WordPress site files to both locations on Siteground? That's the only conclusion I can draw, but I've never dealt with Fantastico before so I'm flying blind here. It seems rather daunting that I'd have to remember to update wp-config, if necessary, in two places all the time, but that seems to be the implication. Is that normal? I don't have anything like that on my laptop install, but of course that's running on localhost.