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Uploading a website

1.In Dreamweaver, press "SHIFT-F5" to bring up the site map.

2.Click on the "Site" menu and select "New Site". Enter a name for your site in the "Site name" field. Insert the directory where your local copy of the website will be stored in the "Local Root Folder" field. Under Link management options, enter your website address.

NOTE: If you do not have a domain name, and are merely uploading to your personal web space, enter "http://www.us-it.net/~username" where "username" is the username which you log on with (and not the USIT number you were assigned). This will also be your web address (URL) to the world.

3.Click on "Web Server Info." Choose "FTP" and enter your domain name in the "FTP Host" field, and "public_html" in the "Host Directory" field. The login and password will be the username and password of your dial-up account.

NOTE: If you do not have a domain name, and are merely uploading to your personal web space, enter "http://users.us-it.net/" and "public_html" in the "Host Directory" field. Your username and password are those with which you log on to your dialup account with (but not the USIT number you were assigned).

4.Then all you do is select the files from your local computer on the right, press the "Put" button in the site manager, and they will be uploaded to the web server on the left. Don't worry about manually placing each file on the web server, because Dreamweaver automatically syncs and maintains the directory structure on your computer with the web server. When prompted to "Include dependent files," choosing "Yes" will cause Dreamweaver to upload any linked files in your HTML documents, such as graphics, templates, or other HTML pages.

5.Remember to always name your starting page "index.html" in order for the web server to know which HTML document to load first when people hit your site.

 

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