New Site Setup in Dreamweaver MX

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    To set up Dreamweaver to connect to your web server, you want to first create a site in Dreamweaver.  This can be accomplished by clicking Site...New Site in either of the places shown in fig. 1 or 2 (blue arrow).
    If you click on the button below the red arrow in fig. 2, you will bring up the site window.  (see below). 
 

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  Figure 3. shows the New Site window that comes up when you select Site...New.  Give it any name you like.  Choose the local location of the site.  This would be a folder on your hard drive. 
    Click on Remote Info (Fig. 4) and enter your domain (mydomain.com) for the server host, your account (or ftp account you created) for the user, and your account password for the password.  Make the Host directory /public_html/.  You can probably leave the checkmarks as they are unless you run a firewall or a proxy.  If you have trouble uploading files, try enabling passive ftp (Fig 4).
    
Click on Testing Server (Fig. 5) and choose PHP or ASP, or any other scripting language available that you're using.   You can set the testing server to be your website, but it may upload a lot for testing.  It's usually better to start local.  If you have a webserver it makes it much easier.
    Fig 6 shows the site window.  You can use it to drag and drop files back and forth.  Dreamweaver will maintain your directory structure, so a file in /images/ will go into /images/ on the server.  If the folder doesn't exist, Dreamweaver will create it.
    Fig. 7 shows a close up of the site window.  You can select a file there and upload it.

Click here for more details, and some examples


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