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Entering Web Server Information

  • I want to show you how to enter web server information into Dreamweaver so you can upload your pages onto a web server from within Dreamweaver
  • Go to Site->Manage Sites, choose your site & click the edit button
  • Walk through the information needed in order to connect to a web server
  • Server admin at web host or within your organization gives you this info
  • Most instances you will be using FTP to upload to the server, this stands for file transfer protocol, and is a protocol created for transferring files
  • The http protocol is used to view files within the browser
  • If your web servers area accessible via a local network, you do have that option also, or a variety of others depending upon your web server situation
  • Be sure to test the connection once you put in your information
  • If you have any trouble connecting, be sure the password is correct, they are case-sensitive
  • If you cannot get connected you need to contact the web host or your server administrators in order to determine what the issue might be, there are many reasons you may not be able to connect
  • This information is stored within Dreamweaver, so the next time you open Dreamweaver, you will be able to upload/download within the need to re-enter this information
  • That is how you enter your web server information into Dreamweaver

Entering Web Server Information

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Manage Sites 0:20
    • Edit Site Information
    • Adding a Web Server
  • Summary 3:20

Transcription: Entering Web Server Information

We are now going to take a look at how to enter our Web server information into Dreamweaver.0000

This is something you just do once, and then Dreamweaver saves the information for you, so you don't have to keep doing this.0006

This allows us to upload and download files from the Web server.0014

I am going to go up to the Site menu and go down to Manage Sites; and the site I want to add this to is Wanderlust Travel; so I'll go ahead and click the pencil--that is going to edit my site information here.0020

When I originally set up the site in Dreamweaver, I added the name and where the local root folder was stored; now I am going to click on Servers, and I am going to add the Web server.0038

I'll go ahead and click the + sign; this is going to be my FTP, it is up to you what you put in that Server Name area.0052

I am going to connect using FTP, although you can see, there are a few other options here.0062

You will be told by your server administrators (if you are within a company) or by your web host (if you are going out on the Internet to host your web pages); this is information they provide to you, in order to access your website.0070

I am going to plug my own in; this is not the information that you would use.0089

I'll go ahead and finish this off; and the important piece is always to test.0095

Now, I want to set up my root directory also; I have created a special directory for this website within my Web server.0106

You don't always need to plug something into here: the important information is what type of connection, where that connection is located (if you are using FTP, that is the address), your username, and your password.0117

I'll go ahead and click Test, and hopefully, you get this same message; if I click OK, that means Dreamweaver has been able to connect to my Web server; and I'll go ahead and save this information.0133

Now, this is my remote server out on the I'll go ahead and save: what this is doing is: this is Dreamweaver telling me it is going to store that information for me, so that every time I open up this website, I will have my server available to upload and download files.0148

I'll click OK; Dreamweaver saved the information; and I'll click Done.0169

Now, provided you can connect correctly, that is a very simple process--most people new to the Web think it is a lot more complicated than that, and it is really not, provided you have the correct information.0176

I went to Site, Manage Sites to insert this information; I chose the website, clicked the pencil, and went into the Servers area to add this.0189

That is how you can insert your Web server information into Dreamweaver in order to upload and download files easily within Dreamweaver.0200