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How do I configure Dreamweaver?

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Once you have chosen Dreamweaver as your FTP client, you can use the following step by step guide to help you configure it with the proper settings.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide
Dreamweaver Setup Guide

Settings for Advanced Users

Server: ftp.domainit.com
Path: /yourdomain.com/html/
Username: yourdomain.com
Password: your password

Settings for Beginners

1 Open Dreamweaver and navigate to the "Site" drop down menu. Select "Manage Sites....".

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 1


2 Click on the "New" button and select "Site" from the drop-down menu.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 2


3 Enter a name for your website, then click next.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 3


4 Next, Dreamweaver will ask you if you would like to to work with a server technology. Select no, unless you plan to use one. Click next.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 4


5 Choose how you prefer to work with your files. Also choose where you would like to store your website on your hard drive. You can type it in the field or click on the folder icon to browse for your desired location. Click next.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 5


6 Next select the first drop down menu, asking how you would like to connect to your remote server. Choose "FTP." Next, enter your hostname or FTP address, which is ftp.domainit.com. Select the the next field, which is the folder on the server where you want to store your files. You need to enter "/yourdomain.com/html," substituting your actual domain name sans "www." Under that field enter "yourdomain.com", for your FTP login, also substituting "yourdomain.com" for your actual domain name. Next enter your password, and either test your connection or click next.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 6


7 Once you have clicked next, Dreamweaver will ask you if you would like to enable checking in and checking out files. This option is your choice. Click next after selecting an option.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 7


8 Finally, you are ready to connect to your website. Click done.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 8


9 To connect to your website, click on the remote host connection icon in the "Files" pane. If your "Files" pane is not open, you can open it by going up to the "Window" drop-down menu, and selecting "Files," or by pressing F8 on your keyboard.

Dreamweaver Setup Guide Step 9

 

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