Configuring Adobe Dreamweaver

Updating your site definitions

How to Reconfigure Your Site Definition File

We need to make some changes to the site definitions file in Dreamweaver to enable SFTP so that we can connect to the place our pages live on the web server.

First, you need to configure your local setup. From the Site, menu selects Manage Sites. Click the advanced tab, the wizard is useless for us.

Dreamweaver Site Setup - Local Info Tab screen shot shows how to update the properties for connecting to web.york.cuny.edu

Next, we'll configure our remote connection settings. Click the image to see that we need to check the SFTP box below our password.

Specify your file path as:
/home/<username>/public_html

Dreamweaver Site Setup - Remote Info Tab setup shows that we need to change the server address to web.york.cuny.edu and check the box that says USE SECURE FTP (SFTP).