Learn about remote sites
After you create a website, the next step is to publish it by uploading the files to a remote folder. A remote folder is where you store your files for testing, production, collaboration, and publication (depending on your environment). Dreamweaver refers to this folder as your remote site.
Before you can proceed, you must have access to a remote web server--such as your ISPs server, a server owned by the client youre working for, an intranet server within your company, or an Internet Information Services (IIS) server on a Windows computer. If you dont already have access to such a server, contact your ISP, your client, or your system administrator.
Alternatively, you can run a web server such as IIS (Windows) or Apache (Macintosh) on your local computer. For more information about setting up a web server on your local computer, see Installing a Web Server.
The procedures described in this tutorial work best if your remote root folder is empty. If your remote site already contains files, create an empty folder in your remote site (on the server), and use that empty folder as your remote root folder.
You also need to have a local site defined before you proceed. For more information, see Tutorial: Setting Up Your Site and Project Files.
For more information about Dreamweaver sites, see Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site in Using Dreamweaver.