Thank You in advance for any assistance you can provide.
PROBLEM I’m developing my website locally on my laptop. (Very new project—just started) When I copy it to my Internet host (more on this later) the file links quit working (file not found)
A simplified version of what’s happening:
Two files: home.html and myfile.html stored in the same directory
In home.html is the code for a link: <a href="myfile.html">
When I run the code in a folder on my laptop, click the link, myfile opens as expected
When I upload to my Internet host, both files in the default home page directory (public_html in this case) myfile link gives File Not Found
Hosted on GoDaddy; managed via C-Panel
I only know very basic HTML coding — and this is my first Internet site
All is HTTP not HTTPS
The above is simplified—but accurately describes the nut of the problem. The actual page is: cloudcobbler.com You may, of course, see the whole code via view source.
With what I know now, I can only think of two reasons this isn’t working:
Either GoDaddy hosting changes the way a file needs to be referenced or changes the default directory where it looks for a file
OR There is some limitation in GoDaddy that blocks opening the link—perhaps a security thing—or some limit in the services I’m paying for that I wasn’t aware of.
Testing to date:
File construct is fine—if I change myfile to home then it opens as the home page
Link construct is fine— If I link to an https site it opens as expected.
If I click on a link on the site on the Internet I get GoDaddy’s 404 File Not Found html page
If I map the GoDaddy home folder as a network drive on my own computer and run it directly from the mapped drive, not from the Internet, then I get File Not Found — a system version—not the GoDaddy HTML Version.
** Caution—as the site is under development so frequent changes and tests are underway—what you see at any given instant may contain code that’s in place only for development and/or troubleshooting purposes.
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