Hello Greg and Tom,
Thank you both so much for your help. Backing up the website to a folder on my computer labeled public_html and then uploading through FileZilla directly to the public_html folder on my server worked perfectly! My new website is now live. I can’t say how much I appreciate this…it has been weeks of work…I even created a new website from scratch trying to figure out how to publish my website (out of the blue I suddenly couldn’t through RW…I still don’t know why). The good news is that it is now working, I learned a lot, and I like my new website a lot better than my old one:) I truly appreciate that you gave your time and hard won wisdom to help me out. I’ll pay it forward or if you have a ‘donate’ button hidden away somewhere, let me know.