I just rented my first host and domain name, and I have been messing around with Dreamweaver's FTP but was without luck. Anyone know any good newbie tutorials around? I have never used a FTP and know little about anything concerning publishing a website; although, I wish to learn .
(A quick google search only brought Tutorials that sort of lost me at some point (Felt like I wasn't using the same program - might of been outdated tutorials I guess))
If you've already created your Site in Dreamweaver, you can choose Site -> Manage Sites and then choose the Site you've set up. From there you'll get to a dialog box that allows you to configure FTP.
Choose FTP as the method to manage your server.
Enter the FTP address for your site. It can either be the IP your host gave you with your welcome e-mail or is usually ftp.yourdomainname.com
Enter your FTP username and FTP password that you got from your host with your welcome e-mail.
That's really all the configuration you need to do.
Dreamweaver help is actually pretty decent and it even has a tutorial that loads when the program is installed.
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In order to get the DW FTP utility to work for you, make sure the domain is registered, make sure the DNS has fully propagated, make sure you have the proper values to enter in the configuration (Host address, login, password, etc). You should find this all in your welcome email.
In terms of specifying a folder, it depends on which control panel you are using. The folder name could be public_html, it could be wwwroot, it could be httpdocs, etc. Again, it should be listed in your welcome email. Which control panel are you using? cPanel? Plesk? Ensim?
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You have to put the folder you will use, like public_html
Thanks, I understand.
What is the error you have ?
That I can't connect.
Is it skippycheval.com as it is shown in your screenshot? If so, looks like it is not registered yet.
Hmm, but Helm (The control panel, to answer the next question) shows this ; ; wouldn't it mean that my domain name is registered?
Then again, in Helm there's a 'panel' that asks whether or not my domain is Activeo or Inactive (Or something like that), but when I choose active it goes back to inactive if I reload the window - but I think it's just for the search feature, I guess it's unclear )
All I need now is to hook it up with my host - I know it's active (Shows up on Whois) but still nothing, I tried adding the urls I was given from my host, to the two empty boxes from my domain name CP still nothing though. Putting IPs was just not accepted.
I found a guide on Google and, I should be doing this right yet it doesn't work Does it take a few days before accepting the.. DNS they call it?
A lookup shows this for the name:
Of these, it would seem the first 2 were left in as an example of how to set up nameservers, not that they were real nameservers? You should have only the ones your host gave you, which I would assume are the last 2. Go back to the domain CP and remove the ones that shouldn't be there...
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Originally posted by bear Depends on the ISP. Could be up to a few days.
Are you on broadband? If so, try this:
Click start->run and type "cmd" (no "quotes").
When the DOS (dos-like, anyway) window opens, type this:
Hit the enter key on the keybord.
Type exit and hit enter again.
Try the site?
I tried it, no success I do use broadband.
I'll just wait it out - I thought you meant like, a few hours so I was getting a bid worried but, since it's a few days, time is the only cure I guess.