Setting the Site Definition Wizard Testing Files options

Setting the Site Definition Wizard Testing Files options

The purpose of this dialog box is to specify a URL prefix so Dreamweaver can use your testing server to display data and connect to databases while you work. A URL prefix comprises the domain name and any of your website’s home directory’s subdirectories or virtual directories.

To specify a URL prefix:

  1. Enter the URL that users type in their browsers to open your web application, but do not include any filename.

    Suppose your application’s URL is www.macromedia.com/mycoolapp/start.jsp. In this case, you would enter the following URL prefix: www.macromedia.com/mycoolapp/.

    If Dreamweaver runs on the same computer as your web server, you can use the term localhost as a stand-in for your domain name. For example, suppose your application’s URL is buttercup_pc/mycoolapp/start.jsp. Then, you can enter the following URL prefix: http://localhost/mycoolapp/.

  2. Click Test URL to ensure that your URL works.

Related topics

  • Connecting to a database


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