Sorry that it has been some time getting back here. I have now been messing around with this problem for some 2 weeks and am still no further advanced. I talked to the Japanese provider (not that he had much idea of what I was getting at) and he did kinda sort out a few things. www2.st-john.or.jp (http://www2.st-john.or.jp/) is, indeed correct as it is up and working at this present moment. Full address is: http://www2.st-john.or.jp/htdocs/www2.st-john.or.jp So your http://www.st-john.or.jp/ is technically correct but the www2-st-john.or.jp/ is residing under that tree. He advised me that I can’t have http://www.st-john.or.jp/draft/ as the last slash is unacceptable on their server. I also had absolutely no success in trying to create such a folder. I tried creating a _images folder but the hosted assets wouldn’t recognize that either. I’m at a loss as to what to do next.
Can you suggest how I could create or get a different domain to use just to upload the test site?
Lastly and not least. I know most people suggest using “hosted assets” over “local assets”. However, as in my case, is there any real demerit in going the “local asset” road? Wouldn’t the images be uploaded to the site when published to the site in the end? I know that when I published our current site in RW I hosted the images on site without all this fuss.
Please can either you or somebody please advise me as to what should I do? Do I scrap “hosted assets” and go “local assets” and just stop wasting time. I haven’t wanted to proceed with my site until I got this rectified. However, I could have built it maybe 2 or 3 times over given what time I have wasted now.
as the images appear on the server for the current website created in RW
Blocs hosted assets won’t even recognize those images in the asset manager
Hosted assets won’t recognize
existing site full address
existing site with hosted images