The problems are still there, argh!
Thankyou so much for coming back to me, here goes with the answers to your questions.
I am using FTP programme.
Yes i am able to open my webspace with the password and username provided by the host.
Yes i have uploaded my files and i do have the impression that they have been successful.
I have left a full 24 hours since uploading my last set of files but i still keep getting an index page and no website when i check my url.
(I am using dreamweaver if that helps)