In preparation for changing domain names, I first have to prove ownership to the google Webmaster gods. To do this, they ask that you upload a specially crafted .html page to your server, then visit it in your browser. So, the html file is named something like google[randomHashedTag].html. So I upload it in to the public_html folder on the webserver, and go to www.ourdomain.com/google[randomHashedTag].html as requested... and it fails out completely. Possible approaches (which I have NOT tried... I figured asking experts was better than mucking up my web server!)
- Edit the html file in something like Sublime Text, and copy and paste the contents into a new page WITHIN EE.
- Try to upload the file into other random, but less "obvious" seeming places like the Public_HTML folder...
- Ask you folks.
Very clearly, I went option three. I assume I'm missing something really simple. Google offers other ways to approach this problem (different ways of proving ownership), but now I really want to figure out if you can even upload a pre-built html file and have it somehow interact with the EE site. Thanks!
Oh yeah... due to forces beyond my control, we're still running EE 1.7.1. :-/
Note, a similar (nay, identical?) problem was posted and marked Off Topic, with the suggestion to just ftp the page to the webserver. I've done that, and it doesn't load, so please provide more of an answer before you turn me to n00bhood, where I clearly belong. :D