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Misty Corning
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Hi, I'm using Dreamweaver and my site will post on my localhost just fine, but how I do connect to my remote site (company domain)?  What do I need to change my URLs to?  Thanks in advance :)
server folder: c:\xampp\htdocs\tester\
My web URL: http://localhost/tester/
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst
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Do you have a domain registered and do you have firewall rules in place? Are you hosting internally or externally

If externally you'll need to register the domain and then upload the site via FTP

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internally.  How do I have the firewall rules in place?
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So, localhost is just the name associated with 127.0.0.1 in a dns HOST file on your computer. When you publish to a remote server this is replaced with a domain name, e.g. yoursite.com .

Your access to localhost is a drive and folder location

You access on the remote system will need to be via an application that has protocols, like scp, ftp, etc.. On Windows I like to use WinSCP, to accomplish this. Note the difference is a username and password will be needed for access.

Please ask for any more clarfication.
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Check this out on how to create a remote connection in dreamweaver:

http://www.dummies.com/software/adobe/dreamweaver/create-a-remote-server-connection-in-dreamweaver/
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Yes, Dreamweaver has built-in publish capability to remote servers... if the protocol is supported, e.g. FTP.

You will need the domain name, or IP Address,  username and password, linked to an account for that domain. You will need to verify the directory paths before you automatcally upload file.

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ok, so I need the configurations for my FTP, correct?  I already uploaded the file to my remote server and have my URL
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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Is this in a company or at home?

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company
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Yes, all you need is the FTP info, and the target DOCUMENT ROOT (docroot) folder on the remote server to publish to.

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Do I need filezilla, or is Dreamweaver all I need?
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Dreamweaver has FTP and SFTP  built in.  

If you need additional assistance, feel free to ask.

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