This tutorial will show you how to connect Dreamweaver to your existing website or to create a new one from scratch and upload your web site and pages using Dreamweaver.

With Adobe Dreamweaver you can easily create new pages, open an existing project or just make a connection to an already published web site.

point The first step is to define your site in Dreamweaver. Select “Site” and click on the “New Site” option:

Dreamweaver new site option

point When the Site Definition window appears, select the Advanced -> Local Info category:

Advanced - Local Info

In the Site name field enter the name of your site (this can be anything you choose).

Specify the path to the Local root folder to point to the files where your site has been created/stored on your PC hard drive.

Check the Refresh local file list automatically and Enable cache options.

In the HTTP Address field enter the URL of your web site eg. This way Dreamweaver will be able verify the links within your site.
point The next step is very important, so please pay close attention to it. Click on the Remote Info category:

remote info

Choose FTP from the Access drop-down menu. In FTP host field type in -Replace with your own domain name.

In the Host directory field you should type public_html/ This is the directory where you should store/upload your web site on the server.

Enter your FTP login details. You can test your connection by clicking on the Test button. It is very important to check the Use passive FTP option.

When you are finished setting your preferences, click OK and that will complete your setup.
point In your Dreamweaver workspace there should be a window like this:

dreamweaver finished set up

Choose your site from the list menu located on the top left corner and click on the button to connect to the remote server. From the right list menu you can choose to browse your file either on your local computer or on the remote server. Select a file or directory which you wish to upload and click the up arrow button. If you want to download a file or a directory you should click the down arrow button.