Setting up a remote folder

Setting up a remote folder

After you set up a local folder for a Dreamweaver site (see Setting up a local folder), you can set up a remote folder. Depending on your development environment, the remote folder is where you store files for testing, collaboration, production, deployment, or so on.

Determine how you will access the remote folder and note the connection information. This section describes how to set up a remote folder and connect to it.

To set up a remote folder:

  1. Select Site > Manage Sites.

    The Manage Sites dialog box appears.

  2. Select an existing Dreamweaver site.

    If you have not defined any Dreamweaver sites, create a local folder before proceeding (see Setting up a local folder).

  3. Click Edit.

    The Site Definition dialog box appears.

  4. Click the Advanced button, if the Advanced settings aren’t showing.
  5. Select Remote Info from the Category list on the left.
  6. Select an Access option.

    For more information, see Setting Remote Info category options.

  7. Click OK.

    Dreamweaver creates a connection to the remote folder. If you are developing a dynamic site, you can add a Testing Server folder for processing dynamic pages (see Specifying where dynamic pages can be processed).

To connect to a remote folder with FTP access:

  • In the Files panel, click the Connects to Remote Host button in the toolbar.

To disconnect from a remote folder with FTP access:

  • In the Files panel, click the Disconnect button in the toolbar.

To connect or disconnect from a remote folder with network access:

  • You don’t need to connect to the remote folder; you’re always connected. Click the Refresh button to see your remote files.

Related topics

  • About Dreamweaver sites
  • Understanding local and remote folder structure
  • Troubleshooting the remote folder setup

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Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site
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Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
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