Putting files on a remote server

Putting files on a remote server

You can put files from the local site to the remote site, generally without changing the file’s checked out status.

There are two common situations in which you might use the Put command instead of Check In:

  • You’re not in a collaborative environment and you aren’t using the Check In/Check Out system.
  • You want to put the current version of the file on the server but you’re going to keep editing it.

You can use the Files panel or the Document window to put files. Dreamweaver creates a log of file activity during the transfer. To view or save this log, see Managing file transfers.

Dreamweaver also records all FTP file transfer activity. If an error occurs when you are transferring a file using FTP, the Site FTP log can help you determine the problem.

To put files on a remote or testing server using the Files panel:

  1. In the Files panel (Window > Files), select the files to upload.

    Usually you select these in the Local view, but you may select the corresponding files in the Remote view if you prefer.

  2. Do one of the following to put the file:
    • Click the Put button in the Files panel toolbar.
    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the file in the Files panel, then select Put from the context menu.

    If the file hasn’t been saved, a dialog box may appear (depending on your preference setting in the Site category of the Preferences dialog box) allowing you to save the file before putting it on the remote server.

  3. If a dialog box appears, click Yes to save the file or No to put the previously saved version on the remote server.

    The Dependent Files dialog box appears.

  4. To upload dependent files, click Yes; to skip them, click No.

To stop the file transfer click the Cancel button in the status dialog box. The transfer may not stop immediately.

To put files on a remote server using the Document window:

  1. Make sure the document is active in the Document window.
  2. Do one of the following to put the file:
    • Select Site > Put.
    • Click the File Management icon in the Document window toolbar, then select Put from the pop-up menu.

To display the FTP log:

  • Click the Options menu in the upper-right corner of the Files panel, then select View > Site FTP Log.

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Related topics

  • About the Check In/Check Out system
  • Getting files from a remote server
  • About background file transfers
  • Managing file transfers

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