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Publish a Mobile Website with Adobe Dreamweaver

After you create and test your website for iPhone and iPad so that it’s ready to publish on the web, you can use Dreamweaver’s publishing tools to upload your site to your web server. Which features you use depends on the kind of web server you use.

If you use a commercial service provider, you most likely need Dreamweaver’s FTP features.

You need information from your web hosting service, as described in the following list, before you can configure Dreamweaver’s FTP features. Most service providers send this information in an e-mail message when you sign up for an account. If you don’t have this information, request it from your service provider because it’s unique to your account on your web hosting service. Here’s what you need:

  • The FTP hostname: A human-readable nickname used by the Internet to locate a particular server; for example, ftp.domainname.com.

  • The path to the web directory: A path that looks similar to /web/htdocs/slightlyusedcats. (The path is optional but highly recommended.)

  • Your FTP login or username: Your personal username, which you created or which was assigned to you when you established your web hosting account.

  • Your FTP password: You know this one (and if you don’t, you can get it from your web hosting service).

  • Special instructions from your server: Instructions indicating whether you need to use passive FTP or any other advanced settings, for example. Instructions vary from server to server, so ask your web hosting service. (If you’re having trouble connecting and you aren't sure about these options, you can always experiment by selecting and deselecting the options to see whether a setting enables you to connect.)

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