Ok, start with 3 things, first go to Settings, then down to File Settings and set the database to update at an interval, like mine is 15 min. Also go further down and set the Jpeg File Settings to the same value of time and also specify what directory the Jpegs are in, mine are in VWS/Root So now all the jpegs and files and database will be updated regularly.
Next go to Internet and down to HTML settings, here you set the conversion and timing. First set the timer to update to match the previous update interval. Next you will notice the VWS templates are .htx files. VWS will convert them to .htm or .html files, not .php. On the left column you put the address of the file in it's htx form, for instance my main file reads c:\vws\root\wx.htx as it's in the root directory under VWS. In the right column you put what it will be converted to, in my case c:\vws\root\index.htm. So, now all the jpegs, the db and the template files are being updated regularly.
Finally if you're using VWS FTP you need to configure it to regularly transmit all the templates and jpegs to your site regularly. I have mine set to upload starting 10 seconds after VWS is set to update. It will also retrieve other information which you obviously already have set up. A word of suggestion, VWS FTP is not robust and I'd say most guys are using something else like Fling, or CuteFTP etc. I use Cute and I transmit about 40 files every 15 minutes in as little as 30 seconds vs 3-4 minutes with VWS, but your choice.
I've probably forgot some basic steps, so poke at it and ask questions. Documentation isn't great and gosh help you if you have to correct a rainfall amount, that's a whole other world that takes a PHD and lots of patience and luck.
ok seems I've done everything you have outlined already,, Im stuck on where im supposed to be loading on the server..when Im in the ftp upload i have the htm files like>> C:\vws\stations\wildcat\root\index.htm from location,, I've been loading to wildcatweather\root.. and i've loaded soo much now I think i need to do a server clean.. im going to tale a look at fling or cute.
thank you for your help