Connecting to the new web server in Dreamweaver (using ftp
- no WebDrive connection).
- Go into the "Site" menu and select "Edit Sites" (if you already
have your site defined. If not, select "New Site" and follow the
setup instructions [link] - instructions need to be modified)
- Select your department site you wish to work on and click the
- Verify that you are in the "Advanced" tab view and under the
"Local Info" Category. Your Site Name will remain the same. Your
"Local Root folder" will change from pointing to Homeroom to the
local drive you plan to work from (Ex: c:/temp). Click "Select."
- In the "Remote Info" section, select "ftp" as your connection.
Enter "wwwdev.musc.edu" as the FTP Host, and your department
directory name as the Host Directory
- Make sure "Passive ftp" is checked.
- Check the box that says "Automatically upload files to server
- Enter your MNA user name in the "username" field.
- Do not check "Save Password." You will be prompted for your
MNA password when you perform a task that causes a connection
(like saving the file).
- Do not click the "Test" button; this function in Dreamweaver
does not work with the MUSC ftp connection to the development
server. - Also, do not check the "enable check-in/check-out"
- With this setup, the "local" view is going to point to the local
folder you specified in setup (c:); the "remote" view is pointing
to the development server - where your files go to upon Save,
if you checked "Automatically upload files to server on save".
You can switch between views in the "Site" window. (Hit F8 to
display, if you don't see this window.) To see the files on the
development server, you must click the button on the left. You
will be prompted for your MNA password to connect. You will also
be prompted for your password whenever you save a file, before
it uploads it to the server (if you selected "upload files to
server on save").
- If you choose to upload the files on your own (and not automatically
with each save), then you will save your files to your local directory
you're working in. Once you're ready to upload them to the development
server or view them online, you can hit the blue "up" arrow and
select "put file(s)." It will load them to the development server
and prompt you for a password. From the "Site" window, you can
select multiple files with this method, and move several at one
time, and only be prompted for your password once.
- To preview your edits online, go to http://wwwdev.musc.edu/yourdirectory/yourfile.html
This will be a view of your file on the development (testing)
server - not the live/production server. Once everything is correct
and approved, then you (or the publisher of your site, if it's
someone other than you) go to WebControl (
to move the files from development to production (live and viewable
to the public).