I have seen the info here:
It's too complicated, is there a simple way install / upload simple site manually. Or can I see actual examples of how to do it.
I tried installing a custom app but I do not understand what it means by Fetch Scripts
p.s. I am wondering if I will need to create a .htaccess file. It might be easier to use another host (that uses CPanel) I have for this particular thing?
Instructions for creating a simple HTML website are available in our documentation here: Creating a Simple Website
Regarding .htaccess files, they aren't required for basic sites, but if you need one for some reason, it's simple to create one and upload it via FTP like any other file.
Hope that helps!
answered Jun 19 '12 at 15:36
Thanks but I could not figure it out because: "I do not understand what it means by Fetch Scripts"
I tried using the App type static and that didn't work either.
If there is a simple way to accomplish this I'd love to know it?
Meanwhile I'll stick to simpler hosts for these simple site. Ironic that Webfaction makes complex stuff easy and the "simple" stuff hard!!!!
answered Jun 20 '12 at 13:15
I am literally in the same boat. I even sent in 2 support tickets and still no response or help of any sort. Ah guess what? No phone contact to reach the technical team to guide me through. I have read through the documentation over and over. Maybe i'm just too dumb but Cpanel always worked fine for me. But it seems i should be one of those adept Linux users to get through with Webfaction.
My script installation instructions? pretty easy
Luckily I paid for a month's subscription just to test the waters but it looks like Webfaction's customer service is already showing me the door out
answered Jun 21 '12 at 10:09
I moved that site to an inferior host, as I didn't have time to mess with it beyond trying "static" as above. I'll try it again as Webfaction are definitely my preferred host of the two shared accounts that I have now :)
answered Jun 21 '12 at 14:44