1. Check that you have cleared your browser's cache. You may be seeing old pages from the cache.
2. You shouldn't need to upload the entire site each time. Just the selected page(s). Have you used a folder name for your website? It is usually a good idea so that you can upload more than one website to your server space.
3. PP9 has an option to maintain the website: File, Publish Site, Maintain website. Doesn't PP8 have that option? It is easier than using a separate FTP program. It is well worth upgrading to PP9 if you are offered it for £9.95. (Even the free Page Plus SE from click here is better, but it lacks a web-publishing mode and PDF output)
4. Take a look at the cover disk for PC Advisor, April 2005, issue 117. If you have it, install Net Objects Fusion 7 and stop wasting your time with Page Plus, which is an excellent DTP program, but a poor website program.