Dreamweaver CS4: Publish your website
After building your website with Adobe Dreamweaver®, you can publish it to your hosting account.
Publishing your website with Dreamweaver CS4 requires you to complete two tasks:
- Define a "Site" — Tells Dreamweaver where to find the files for your website on your computer and how to connect to your hosting account
- Put Your Files — Moves your "Site's" files from your computer to your hosting account, making them accessible to visitors going to your domain name in a Web browser
To find information about any of these settings, see FTP: How to upload files.
Publishing your Website with Dreamweaver® CS4
- From the Site menu, select Manage Sites...
- Click New, and then select FTP & RDS Server.
- Complete the following fields, and then click OK:
- Name — Enter a name for your Site.
- Access type — Select FTP.
- FTP host — Enter your domain name. For example, coolexample.com.
- Host directory — Enter your hosting account's directory. If the Site is for your primary domain name, type / or leave the field empty.
- Login — Enter your hosting account's user name.
- Password — Enter your hosting account's password.
- Select Use passive FTP.
- Select the files or folders you want to publish, and then click Put Files.
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