Okay, created a site and tested and is ready to upload to the Internet. It's time to create Dreamweaver tools. If you are using a merchant service provider, you probably need Dreamweaver FTP functions that are covered in detail in this task and in the other tasks in this chapter. Keep in mind that you need to complete the site setup process before you can set up your site. The following information is required from the web hosting service:
– Name of the FTP station
– The path of the web directory (optional but useful)
– FTP login or username
– An FTP password
After you have collected all your FTP data and completed your site setup, you are ready to access Dreamweaver publishing tools and prepare the program to upload your site. In this task, you set Dreamweaver to join the server via FTP, which only works when you work on each site. In the next task, Dreamweaver lets you upload pages to the server via a connection created in this task.
Follow these steps:
1. Choose a site? Manage Places to open the Manage Places dialog box. Alternatively, in the Files pane, you can select Site Management at the bottom of the Web site drop-down list.
2nd In the list of defined sites, select the site you want to post, and then click the Edit button.
3rd Select the Advanced tab at the top of the Site Description dialog box, then select the Remote Information category on the left.
4th Click the drop-down arrow at the right of the Login field and select the best publishing option for your web server and developer environment. If you're using a commercial web host (the simplest solution is small, do it yourself), select FTP. If you are working at a university, a large corporation or an organization having its own web server, the nearby sidebar, refers to the "Multiple Dreamweaver Publishing Option" to understand your choices here and check your system administrator to find out which one is best for your system for.
5th In the FTP Host text box, type the web server host name. In the Address Book text box, type the remote location where the documents visible to the public are stored. The information provided in this field depends on your server. In some cases, you can leave the field blank when you log in directly to your site; In other cases, you use other paths, such as users / mysite / domains. Check your service provider or site administrator to find out how to configure the server.
6th Enter your login name and password. Web services require a username and password to access your web server to ensure that you are the only person who can modify your site. When you select the Save check box, Dreamweaver stores the information on your local computer and does not need to rewrite it when you log on to the web server. Click the Test button and make sure you've added everything correctly. If there are no problems, Dreamweaver responds to the Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 message that successfully connects to the web server.
7th Choose Passive FTP or Use Firewall if your ISP or your site administrator instructs you. If you are using a commercial web hosting service, you do not have to choose another option at this stage of the dialog. If you have a secure web server, choose Use Secure FTP but be sure that not all stations support secure FTP. If you select this option and receive an error message when you press the Test button, clear the option and try again.
8th Click to check the Maintenance Synchronization Information check box. Dreamweaver automatically automatically tracks changes to pages on a local computer that were not uploaded to the server. Note: I never recommend that you select the Automatically upload files to the server as the Save check box because I think you need to test the pages on your local computer before you post them to your local site.
If this check box is not selected, the system automatically accidentally automatically loads errors each time you save a page on your local computer. The Enable File Check and Exit option opens a special feature that can be used to track files when more people are working on a site. 9. Click OK to save the web server information and close the Site Description dialog box. You are ready to use Dreamweaver FTP features in the next section.