Connecting Dreamweaver for Web Site Editing

Dreamweaver is a web development tool with a built-in functionality similar to other SCP/FTP/SSH programs such as WinSCP, Putty, and CyberDuck. This article describes how to use it to connect to and edit your individual web pages.

This is something that should only need to be done once on your computer. Please note that some of the fields below will have to be filled in with information specific to your department or web server.  

  1. Navigate to the Site menu in the top of the Dreamweaver window.
  2. Select Manage Sites from the drop down menu. 
  3. Choose New Site from the pop-up window.image1.png
  4. Now the site setup options page will open.image3.png
  5. This allows you to set a name. The site name is simply for your benefit to easily identify the site you're working on in Dreamweaver.
  6. Set the local folder as well. This local folder is where you want to store your files. You can choose to store those on your network drive or local drive.
  7. Proceed to the "Servers" section on the left hand side of this screen.image5.png
  8. Click the + symbol to add a new server. 
  9. Input your server information.
    • Server name: Choose any name you wish. It doesn't impact your settings.
    • Connect using: Select SFTP from the drop down menu.
    • SFTP address: Indicate what server you will be using (i.e.,, *do not add a protocol to the beginning of the server address* If you do not know which server address to use please contact the Service Desk.
    • Port: Choosing SFTP should automatically change the port to 22.
    • Authentication: Select Username and Password
  10. Test your settings by clicking the "Test" button.
    • Root directory: Indicate your pub space. 
    • Web URL: This will usually be where your site is hosted followed by /~username
  11. Your settings should look similar to these.image2.png
  12. Click Save to close the Site Setup window.
  13. You will now see your site listed in the Manage Sites window. Click Done to close this window.

Keywords:dreamweaver website web site adobe editing homepage putty personal   Doc ID:97420
Owner:Ayla H.Group:University of Maryland Engineering IT
Created:2020-01-28 10:25 ESTUpdated:2020-01-28 11:48 EST
Sites:University of Maryland Engineering IT
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