Resource: Managing your web site using Dreamweaver

Step 1

After you open Dreamweaver, go to the Site menu and select Manage Sites...

Step 2

When the Manage Sites window appears, click on the New... button and select Site.

Step 3

Make sure the Advanced tab is selected at the top of the window. Select Local Info as the Category on the left side of the window. Then...

  1. Create a Site name . You can type anything you want here.
  2. For Local root folder, select where you want to save all of your web site files. You'll probably want to select your Jump Drive for this.
  3. Leave everything else as is.
  4. Click OK.

Step 4

Select Remote Info as the Category on the left side of the window. Then...

  1. Under the Access drop down menu, select FTP.
  2. For FTP host type in
  3. Leave Host directory blank.
  4. For Login, type in the user id Dr. Molebash gave to you. In this example I am using somebody else's user id (achild).
  5. Leave Password blank for now.
  6. Leave everything else as is.
  7. Click OK.

Step 5

Your site should now be listed. Go ahead and click Done.

Wasn't that simple?

Step 6

If your site management window (called Files) is scrunched over on the right hand side of the screen, you'll probably want to click on the Expand/Collapse button.

Step 7

Your Files window should now fill the screen. You're now ready to connect to the server. Click on the Connects to remote host button.

Step 8

You will be asked to type in your password. DO NOT CLICK on the Save password check box.

Step 9

You are now connected to the server. Moving files back and forth from your computer and the server is as simple as clicking on the Up arrow (for uploading to the server) and Down arrow (for downloading to your computer).

In Conclusion...What's my web address?

Once you start uploading web pages to the server, you are officially online. Your web address is pretty simple.

There is one magic file you can put on the server. If you save a file as index.htm and put it on the server, your URL would be That's right, you don't have to put index.htm on the end.

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