This article will walk you through how to connect to your hosting account in Plesk or cPanel using Adobe Dreamweaver.
- You must have the following details before proceeding:
- Your FTP server name. This will either be the host server name or ftp.yourdomainname.com
- Your FTP username.
- Your FTP password.
Connecting to Dreamweaver
1. Open Dreamweaver
2. Click on the Site tab at the top of the screen and click on Manage Sites… in the drop-down menu
3. Click on the New Site button in the pop-up window that has opened
4. In the Site tab in the left hand menu, enter the following:
Site Name: Enter your domain name
Local Site Folder: This will default to creating a new folder for your domain in the Documents folder of your PC
5. Click on the Servers tab in the left hand menu and click the + symbol to add a new server
6. In the pop-up box under the Basic tab, fill in the form as follows:
Server Name: Enter your server name
Connect using: Select FTP
FTP Address: Enter your FTP address (can also be the same as your Server Name)
Username: Enter your FTP username
Password: Enter your FTP password
Root Directory: For cPanel use /public_html/
For Plesk use /httpdocs
For Uber Cloud Hosting accounts, use /webspace/httpdocs/
For SmartyHost and Ilisys customers, use /public/www/
Web URL: Enter http://yourdomainname.com/
Once you have filled in the form, click the Save button
This will take you back to the Site Setup for yourdomain.com screen.
7. Click the Save button to complete the configuration and return to the Dreamweaver home screen
8. There will now be a panel at the bottom right corner of the screen for server connections and to display the folder structure of the host server.
In that panel, click the icon that looks like an un-plugged power cord to connect to the host server.
You should now see the folder structure of your hosting account in that panel.
If you do not see the folder structure or an error comes up saying that the connection could not be established, go back through the server details and ensure that everything is correct.
If you cannot locate the cause of the issue, please contact to trouble shoot your connection to the server.
Congratulations! You have now connected to your hosting account and can now configure your website using Adobe Dreamweaver.