I would hope the hosting company provides a backup and restoration. Most excellent host due as part of their price, but you can also do a backup yourself prior to deleting anything. Transmit works both ways, so it’s simply doing a backup on your own prior to deleting anything.
If your host doesn’t backup for you, or you just prefer peace of mind, then it’s important to get in the habit of backing up your site periodically. This is especially important if you are warehousing images, using a flat-file CMS or storing anything on the server.
Your home page will be a file, not a folder in the roots level of the folder you exported into. It will be called
That’s impossible to say from here, We don’t have access to the folder that you published or the directories on your server. My best guess is that RW is exporting these files you just aren’t seeing them as images because of size take a much longer time to export to the remote server and that happens much faster on the local folder. Does the total number of files match?
So letes get back to the subject of using Transmit to upload the site outside of RW.
My first step would be to backup the current site.
I don’t use the same host you will need to figure out the login credentials and the directory (path) that you publish to. Once you have gotten that worked out and you know that you have the correct directory, connect with transmit.
Make a new folder on the desktop, In this example I called it
On the left side of the transmit window you will see your local computer. Select the desktop and choose the empty folder. On the right side is the server, make sure you are in the proper directory (e.g.
Once you are sure you are in the correct directory for your hosting company, then select the first file.
Make sure the left-side is the new empty directory.
Now with the first file selected hit ⌘ Cmd+A to select all the files on the server.
Now hit the Transfer selected files button (or you can choose download selection (⇧ Shift+⌘ Cmd+R) from the transfer menu.
After the transfer is complete, the new folder on the desktop will be a backup of what is on the server.
Once you are comfortable that you have a backup, then you can delete what you want or just upload overtop of what you have.
Change the left side to the folder you exported the RapidWeaver site to and select all like above and transfer the other way.