DreamWeaver 8

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  Key Settings:

The Host Address is ftp://users.ispname.com.  There is no initial directory.  You will be asked to log on when you try to connect.  This will take you to your Web folder to which you can upload your Web-site material.  The login is your regular dial-up login used to connect to the Internet.  The format is username@ispname.com with your regular password.

The actual Web-site address will be http://users.ispname.com/username with your username you use to connect to the Internet (without @ispname.com).  This is where your friends would go with a Web browser to see your Web site.


How to set up Dreamweaver 8 for Microsoft Windows:

On the Toolbar, click Site -> New Site (or Manage Sites to check settings for a site you've already configured).


If you selected Manage Sites, the following window opens allowing you to select which site to edit.

Highlight the site you'd like to edit and click the Edit button.


Site Definition Screen:

Whether you selected New Site or Manage Sites, both will eventually get you to the following screen:

Select the Advanced tab.

This is where you'll enter the information necessary to connect to your personal Web page.

Local Info:

Site name?  Give your site a name.  It doesn't really matter what you call it.
Local root folder  =  Keep the default folder Dreamweaver creates for you or select a different one.
Default images folder  =  You can leave this blank.
HTTP address  =  Enter the address of your site.  It follows this format:  http://users.ispname.com.
Cache  =  Select Enable Cache.


Remote Info:

In the Category column on the left, highlight Remote Info.

Remote Info:

Access  =  Select FTP from the menu.


After selecting FTP, the following options appear:

Remote Info:

FTP Host  =  Enter the host address.  It follows this formula:  users.ispname.com.
Host Directory  =  Leave this blank.
Login  =  Enter your Internet connection username.  It follows this format:  username@ispname.com.
Password  =  Enter your Internet connection password.

Important:  Passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock is disabled.

Click OK when finished.


Transferring your files from your computer to our server:

Now that Dreamweaver has been configured properly, and you've created pages to upload to your Web page, you should have no problem connecting and transferring the files.  To connect to our server and transfer files, do the following:

In the right-hand column, select the Files category to expand its menu.
Click the Files tab and select your site from the drop-down menu.
Click the Put File(s) button (the blue up-arrow).


The following screens appears:

Are you sure you wish to put the entire site?  Click the Yes button.

Dreamweaver 8 will connect and transfer you files to the server.


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