Specifying where dynamic pages can be processed
After defining the remote folder in Dreamweaver, specify a folder where dynamic pages can be processed. Dreamweaver uses this folder to generate dynamic content and connect to databases while you work.
Typically, you specify the root folder you created on the web server (see Creating a root folder for the application) because the server probably also runs an application server that can handle the dynamic pages.
The root folder can be local or remote, depending on where your web server is running.
To specify where Dreamweaver can get dynamic pages processed:
- 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.
- If the wizard is showing, click Advanced and select Testing Server from the Category list.
The Testing Server dialog box appears. Dreamweaver needs the services of a testing server to generate and display dynamic content while you work. The testing server can be your local computer, a development server, a staging server, or a production server. As long as it can process the kind of dynamic pages you plan to develop, the choice doesnt matter.
- Complete the dialog box and click OK.
For more information, see Setting the Testing Server category options.
After defining a Dreamweaver site, you can connect to a database. (See Creating a root folder for the application.)