i've gone alittle farther than when i asked for the help. i am now able to log in to the ftp site. i have nvu setup to publish the files. the only problem now is that after i publish the new index page then in firefox go to mikeswebb.com it still brings up the old "welcome to fedora core" page. didn't know if the index page was suppose to go to the web folder or the folder above it, placed it in both locations and still no luck.
ps have hit the refreash button in firefox many times.
deleted out the "welcome to fedora core" page, nothing in web folder except new index.htm. still comes up with "welcome to fedora core".