Defining a remote folder

Defining a remote folder

After defining a local folder, you can define a remote folder for your Dreamweaver site. The remote folder is the folder you created for your web application on the web server (see Creating a root folder for the application).

You don’t need to define a remote folder if the folder you defined in Defining a local folder can double as the root folder for your web application. (This implies that the web server is running on your local computer.)

To define a Dreamweaver remote folder:

  1. If the Site Definition dialog box is not open, open it by selecting Site > Manage Sites, selecting your site from the list in the Manage Sites dialog box, and clicking Edit.

    The Site Definition dialog box appears.

  2. If the wizard is showing, click Advanced and select Remote Info from the Category list.

    The Remote Info dialog box appears.

  3. In the Access pop-up menu, select one of the following options: Local/Network, FTP, or RDS.

    Your choice tells Dreamweaver how you want to transfer files between your local folder and remote folder.

    You can also send your files to a Microsoft Visual SourceSafe application by selecting Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. (Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is used by developers for file version control.) If you select this option, you need to define a separate folder. For instructions, see Specifying where dynamic pages can be processed.

  4. After selecting an access method, set the access options as appropriate.

    For more information, see Setting Remote Info category options.

Leave the Site Definition dialog box open. You need to define a folder to process dynamic pages next. See Specifying where dynamic pages can be processed.

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