I have a site I worked on localhost and now I wanna use it

Hi,
I have a site I worked on localhost and now I wanna use it online.
Saved a snapshot locally, uploaded snapshot and zip file to the upload folder. Scanned, found the zip, didn't work.
Read some forum posts, opened the zip and uploaded the www files manually through http://ftp... still nothing.
I get a success medsage but no pages or posts are uploaded.
Any way to get around this?
Omri