Setting the Configure Server dialog box options for FTP

Setting the Configure Server dialog box options for FTP

The purpose of this dialog box is to connect to a remote server using FTP access.

To configure a remote server for FTP access:

  1. Enter a name for the server connection in the Description text field.

    This is the name that will appear in the pop-up menu at the top of the Files panel.

  2. Select FTP from the Access Type pop-up menu.
  3. Enter the host name of the FTP host to which you upload files for your website.

    Your FTP host is the full Internet name of a computer system, such as ftp.mindspring.com. Enter the full host name without any additional text. In particular, don’t add a protocol name in front of the host name.

  4. Enter the host directory of the remote site where you store documents that are visible to the public.
  5. Enter the login name and password that you use to connect to the FTP serve, then click Test to test your login name and password.
  6. Select the Save checkbox if you want Dreamweaver to save your password.

    If you do not select this checkbox, Dreamweaver prompts you for a password each time you connect to the remote server.

  7. Select the Use Passive FTP checkbox if your firewall configuration requires use of passive FTP.

    Passive FTP enables your local software to set up the FTP connection rather than requesting the remote server to set it up. If you’re not sure whether you use passive FTP, check with your system administrator.

  8. Select the Use Firewall checkbox if you connect to the remote server from behind a firewall, then click Firewall Settings to edit your firewall host or port.

    For more information, see Setting preferences for the Files panel.

  9. Select the Use Secure FTP (SFTP) option for secure FTP authentication.

    SFTP uses encryption and public keys to secure a connection to your testing server.

  10. Click OK.

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