After clicking the plus icon (+) a new window will pop up prompting you for the basic server settings for your new server. They include:
- Server Name
This is what Dreamweaver will call this server. I like to name them based on their function, like “Production”, “Testing”, “Development” and so on.
- Connect Using
Dreamweaver supports five methods of connecting to servers: FTP, SFTP, Local/Network, WebDAV, and RDS. Most people use FTP to connect Dreamweaver to their host, and that is what this tutorial assumes you will use.
- FTP Address
The domain name of the FTP server.
- Username and Password
The username and password for your FTP server. Remember that saving your password is a security risk. If anyone gets onto your computer they will be able to access this server.
- Test button
Be sure to use this button to make sure that you have entered your server settings correctly. Dreamweaver will access the server and let you know if it is successful.
- Root directory
Most web hosts put the web files in a directory called “public_html”, “localhost”, or “htdocs”. Put the path to your website in this field.
- Web URL
This is the URL for the server – this helps Dreamweaver test and display previews from the server contents.
Click on the “More options” link if you need to use passive FTP, IPV6, a proxy server, or Dreamweaver has trouble connecting to your FTP account.
Then click on the “Advanced” button at the top of this window.