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Configuring an FTP Account in Dreamweaver

FTP Account Configuration

User name:Your ftp account username
Password:Your ftp password
Server name:ftp.example.com
(replace example.com with your domain)
Remote Directory:/httpdocs/
"Passive mode" enabled

To configure an FTP account in Dreamweaver, follow the steps below. This is necessary when in order to upload files to your 12PointDesign account.

  1. Within Dreamweaver, open the Site menu, then click New Site...

    Dreamweaver - Site, New Site menu
  2. Dreamweaver website Local Info settings:

    Dreamweaver - Local settings
    1. First, select the Advanced tab.
    2. Ensure that Local Info is selected within the left-most options.
    3. Type the website name (as you want it to appear within the site list) within the Site name box. Set the Local root folder to the path on your computer where you'll keep a copy of your site, then check the box to Refresh local file list. Dreamweaver also requires a local path (on your computer) where you'll store your images. Enter that within the Default images folder.
    4. It's best practices to set Links relative to the Site root, so set that now. Then type the URL to your site within the HTTP address box. Don't forget the "http://"
  3. Dreamweaver website Remote Info settings:

    Dreamweaver - Remote settings
    1. Select the Remote Info within the left-most options.
    2. Set the Access option to FTP. Enter the hostname within the FTP host box in the format ftp.example.com, where example.com is your domain. Important: set the Host directory to /httpdocs/
    3. Enter your Login and Password, checking the box to Save the password. Check the box to Use passive FTP.
    4. Check the options to Maintain synchronization information and Automatically upload the files to server on save.
    5. Click Test to check your settings.
  4. Dreamweaver website Testing Server settings:

    Dreamweaver - Testing Server settings
    1. Select Testing Server within the left-most options.
    2. Within the Server model option, select the most appropriate language for your web development. Common options are ASP VBscript, PHP MySQL and ASP.NET C#
    3. .
  5. Dreamweaver website Cloaking settings:

    Dreamweaver - Cloaking settings
    1. Select the Remote Info within the left-most options.
    2. Check the box to Enable cloaking.
    3. Uncheck the box to Cloak files...
  6. You're done! Congratulations!

    Dreamweaver - You're connected!