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How do you remove old files from your host server?

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Doc
If you have an old website up and you want to replace it with totally
different content, how do you purge the old website files that are
still lingering on the host server taking up space? I find that when I
put up a different site at the same address, it shows the old files
still being there adding to the cumulative amount of space being used.

Thanks!
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Doc wrote:
If you have an old website up and you want to replace it with totally
different content, how do you purge the old website files that are
still lingering on the host server taking up space? I find that when I
put up a different site at the same address, it shows the old files
still being there adding to the cumulative amount of space being used.


Why don't you, well... delete the files?
Jul 20 '05 #2

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On 26 Jan 2004 07:33:42 -0800, Doc <do*********@yahoo.com> wrote:
If you have an old website up and you want to replace it with totally
different content, how do you purge the old website files that are
still lingering on the host server taking up space? I find that when I
put up a different site at the same address, it shows the old files
still being there adding to the cumulative amount of space being used.

Thanks!


Any FTP program ought to be able to delete the files. If for some reason
they're unindexed but still taking space, I'd contact the host and request
they erase all your space. Then you can re-upload everything to a truly
empty directory.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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if you can execute commands on the host, (and it's a unix box) try this in
your root directory

rm -rf *

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If you have an old website up and you want to replace it with totally
different content, how do you purge the old website files that are
still lingering on the host server taking up space? I find that when I
put up a different site at the same address, it shows the old files
still being there adding to the cumulative amount of space being used.

Thanks!


Jul 20 '05 #4

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