There are many designing and website management tools available today and Dreamweaver is one of those. Dreamweaver not only lets you design your webpage but also track all the links and ensure that you are uploading your files to the correct location on the server. To help Dreamweaver to perform its job efficiently, you have to tell about each site and the location of the site on the server. With every web hosting you are provided cpanel to manage your site files on the server but when working in Dreamweaver, you can manage your sites from the Files panel group.
Every site is a collection of files on the server and you can manage these files by opening the dropdown menu and clicking the menu item “Edit Sites or Manage Sites”. Clicking this menu item will open the dialog box where you can select the site that you want to manage. If you are creating a new site then click on “New” and you will be presented the screen where you can create new files to place on your site. You should perform some tasks listed below to create new site or manage an existing site.
First of all confirm that you are in the basic tab or advanced tab and if you are in the basic tab then go to the advanced tab. A website requires a name so think a name for your website and create a folder with the same name. It would be better if the name of folder is same as the domain name that you registered with your web hosting site. This is to avoid any confusion when uploading your site to your server to be seen worldwide.
Now provide the information to Dreamweaver required to make connection to your server. This information includes the username and password to login to your server. If you can connect then start working on your site and if you can’t connect to your site then either you may need to login using a secured connection or some information is missing or incorrect. In such cases, you should call your webhost.
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