Uploading with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
1. Start your Dreamweaver CS5 program.
2. First you need to set up your local site. From the menu choose Site -> New site.
A Site Setup screen will open up.
Site Name: Here you can type whatever name you need to. It will be used as a title reference in the sites list in your Dreamweaver CS5 program.
Once you click the + button, the following screen will open:
Click on the More Options arrow and fill out the fields as shown:
You will need to enter information for the following fields:
Connect using: Choose the FTP option.
FTP address: This is your_domain.com, where your_domain.com is your actual domain name. You can also use the hostname of the server on which your account is hosted. This information can be found in the Welcome e-mail message of your hosting account.
Port: This setting should be pre-selected, but have in mind that the correct port setting is 21.
In the "Username" and "Password" fields you need to specify the FTP login details you want to connect with. Normally, you would want to connect with your main Control Panel username/password pair. In case you want to connect with an FTP subuser you previously created at your FTP Manager Control Panel section, you need to specify the login details for that particular user.
Root Directory: You can leave this field empty, or you can enter /www/www.
Use FTP performance optimization: This option is pre-selected, but you can deselect it in case your Dreamweaver CS5 program cannot connect to the server.
Once you have filled out all of the needed fields, you can test the connection by pressing the Test button.
4. If you need to set up the Testing server option, click on the Advanced button. The testing server is useful when you have PHP scripts running on your site.
From the Server Model drop-down menu select the PHP MySQL option, then click on the Save button. When you return to the previous screen, make sure to check the Testing checkbox.
5. You can also set up some other options for your site using the other sections in the left pane of the Site Setup screen. However, they are not related to the way you publish your site to the hosting server.
To connect to your site's root directory on the server and see your remote files, click on the icon shown on the screenshot above. If you haven't uploaded any files or folders yet, this is what you will see:
From the drop-down menu, which at the above screenshot shows Remote server, you can also select Local view. The Local view option will show the files you have in your local site folder.
To upload a single file to the server, select the file from Local view and click on the Put Files button (the arrow pointing upwards).
The Synchronize option will compare the files on the server to the files on your computer and will upload only the changed and updated files. Clicking on the Synchronize button will open the following dialogue screen:
It will allow you to choose the synchonization options to use.