How do I set up my account with Dreamweaver?

Before continuing this guide

Define the Name and URL of the new website

  • In the main menu go to Site New Site.
  • Then in the Site Definition for Unnamed Site window select the Basic tab.
  • Type the common name of your site in the What would you like to name your site? text field.
  • Then enter the URL address of your website into the What is the HTTP Address (URL) of your site? text field. It can be something like
  • Press the Next button.

Set up the server

  • Make sure No, I do not want to use server technology option is selected then press the Next button.
  • Select the option Edit local copies on my machine then upload to server when ready.
  • Then navigate to and select the file my new website on the desktop in the Where on your computer do you want to store your files? field.
  • Press the Next button.

Set up the remote server connection

  • In the How do you connect to the remote server? field select "FTP" from the drop down menu
  • Go to and copy login details
  • Enter the IP address and the path to the folder where you want to save the remote site e.g.
  • Make sure the No, do not enable check in an check out. option is selected and press the Next button.
  • Check to see if your settings are correct then press the Done button.

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