Dreamweaver FTP testing server and remote server problems
Hidden in the recent comments on the Dreamweaver FTP Can’t Connect article is a solution to a new issue regarding Dreamweaver FTP testing server and remote server problems. Apparently when you set up a testing server (a local server) in Dreamweaver, you’re unable to use Dreamweaver’s FTP to upload to the remote server (the web hosting account). Or, as "ionrane" said:
I’ve had dreamweaver settup properly for my remote server.
I added a local testing server, which seems to be settup right – all works well UNTIL I try to “Put” files to the remote server.
For some reason, it seems, instead to connect to the local XAMPP server. Of course, that means it just looks to see about overwriting the file with itself.
Between a hint at the Adobe forums and a little thinking and discussion on our part, we’ve come up with a solution. I won’t copy it here, as it’s already in the comments of my article, formatted in a nice sequence. But, if you’re having problems with FTPing to your remote server in Dreamweaver due to your testing server definition, have a read. The pertinent discussion starts around comment #74 and ends at Comment #80.
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