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Instructions for Editing on the New Server

  1. Connect to the new server

  2. Make an ftp connection to wwwdev.musc.edu/yourdirectory - you'll see all the files that exist on the development server for your site. There are several ways to achieve this connection:
    Note: If you access more than one website, read the options for making multiple connections.

  3. Review your changes

  4. Open a browser and go to http://wwwdev.musc.edu/yoursite to view the changes you made.

  5. Publish your files to the Production (live) server

  6. In your browser, go to http://webcontrol.musc.edu/publish; log in with your MNA.
    1. Click on your directory/site name to expand and view the listing of files and subdirectories.
    2. For one file at a time, click the yellow right arrow next to the file name to copy the file to the Production server.
    3. For multiple files, click on the "Publish to Production" text link at the top of your page, on the same line as your root directory.
      - You'll see a screen displaying all the files that have been modified since the last publish.
      - To publish all the files at once, click the "Publish to Production" button at the bottom of the page.
    4. You'll know the files are published when you see the same time/date stamp on both servers for the file/folder.

More Information

How do I set up other people to have access to the web directory and files?
Visit http://webcontrol.musc.edu. Next to your directory, you can click on the icon in the "Share" column to add their MNA user id to the access list. If they have a NetID, then use the NetID name, not their alias (email name).

If you wish to restrict their access to a specific sub-directory, click on your directory name to expand all the sub-directories, until you see the one to which you need to add the name. Adding a userid to the "Share" category will grant that person access to view, edit and save files to the wwwdev/development server (only).

If you also want the person to be able to publish their document to the production server, add their name inside the "Publish" category as well - click on the icon in the Publish column right next to the directory you are giving access.

Owner - The owner of a directory is

  1. the contact person for that website,
  2. the person who can make decisions on changing ownership (temporarily or permanently),
  3. and the person who modifies which user have access/rights to the root and sub-directories in the site.

This person may or may not be the same person who creates and edits the pages or publishes the pages. We suggest listing at least 2 owners per root directory. Remember to include your user id when setting up shares and publish rights, if you will need access. Adding someone to the "owner" category does not give them access to the files on development or production.

Development server - web server to host pages in "working" or "draft" status. Pages being edited or created will appear here until approved and copied to the Production server.

Production server - This is the "live" server that hosts web pages viewable to the public. Web pages will have to be moved from the development server to the production server to be available for public viewing.

Publish - This person has access to move files (using PublishControl ) from development to production.

Recursive - this action will allow the user rights to the specified directory and all sub-directories (of that directory). They will not have access to any directories above (that act as a parent directory) the specified directory.

Share - designates users who may view, save and delete files on the development server
Note: this does not automatically give them rights to publish the documents to the production server.

Setting up multiple access

Defining more than one site in WebDrive
  1. Use the Webdrive instructions to set up your first site, specifying the directory of that site in the "Properties."
  2. For the second site/connection, open WebDrive again, and click the "New Site" button in the bottom left of the window.
  3. The site name can be the name of your site/directory
    - Site address: wwwdev.musc.edu
    - Server type: ftp
    - Drive: select a different drive letter than W:
    - uncheck "anonymous/public logon" if selected
    - enter user name in "username" field
    - In "Properties" define second site directory: /sitedirectory
    - Hit "OK" and "Connect."
Defining additional sites in Dreamweaver
  1. When you set up your WebDrive connection, do not define a root directory in the "Properties."
  2. When you Connect, you will see a window with all the web server directories. Close this window. Any directories/folders to which you do not have access, will appear empty to you.
  3. In Dreamweaver, go to the "Site" menu and define/manage/edit your sites.
  4. For each site, define the local root folder as w:/sitedirectory ("sitedirectory" is the name of your site name that appears after the www.musc.edu)

Technical specs:

ftp host for development server: wwwdev.musc.edu
To view development files: http://wwwdev.musc.edu/yourdirectory/
To publish: https://webcontrol.musc.edu/publish/
To view after publishing (live): http://www.musc.edu/yourdirectory
To set up/modify rights: http://webcontrol.musc.edu
To request new sites: http://www.musc.edu/webserver/register/

 

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