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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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Chapter 4. Connecting to a Remote Server

A local Web site is the folder on your computer where you create and save your site content. In order for others to access that content, you need to transfer those files to a remote server.

Normally, there are two versions of your Web site. The local site, on your computer, is where you create content. When that content is ready for the public, you upload it to the remote server.

In order for the remote (publicly accessible) site to match the content on your local site, all files must be transferred correctly, maintaining the same filenames and folder structure as exists on the local site. Dreamweaver provides the Files panel to manage your local site content, and you use the same Files panel to manage your ...

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