Instructions for Editing on the New Server
- Connect to the new server
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.
Review your changes
Open a browser and go to http://wwwdev.musc.edu/yoursite
to view the changes you made.
Publish your files to the Production (live) server
In your browser, go to http://webcontrol.musc.edu/publish;
log in with your MNA.
- Click on your directory/site name to expand and view the
listing of files and subdirectories.
- For one file at a time, click the yellow right arrow next
to the file name to copy the file to the Production server.
- For multiple files, click on the "Publish to Production"
text link at the top of your page, on the same line as your
- 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.
- You'll know the files are published when you see the same
time/date stamp on both servers for the file/folder.
How do I set up other people to have access to the web directory
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
- the contact person for that website,
- the person who can make decisions on changing ownership (temporarily
- 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
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
) 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
Defining additional sites in Dreamweaver
- Use the
Webdrive instructions to set up your
first site, specifying the directory of that site in the "Properties."
- For the second site/connection, open WebDrive again, and click the "New Site" button in the bottom left of the window.
- 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."
- When you set up your WebDrive connection, do not define a root directory in the "Properties."
- 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.
- In Dreamweaver, go to the "Site" menu and define/manage/edit your sites.
- 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)
ftp host for development server: wwwdev.musc.edu
To view development files: http://wwwdev.musc.edu/yourdirectory/
To view after publishing (live): http://www.musc.edu/yourdirectory
To set up/modify rights:
To request new sites: http://www.musc.edu/webserver/register/