In Dreamweaver select Site and Manage Sites…
This is the screen you see below when you select Site on the left (on this screen). Give the site a name, the local site folder is the local area where my files are located.
Then select Servers from the left hand menu to set the server connection up as below:
Click on ‘+’ to add new server
Give the server a name, enter your domain as the FTP Address. Make sure you enter public_html/ as the Root Directory as this is where the files sit on the GoDaddy server.
Then click on ‘Test’ to test the connect:
Success – I am now connected to my web server..
As I would be creating a website for this project I would need to purchase a domain and web hosting. I researched a number of web hosting providers to see which I felt was the best for me; the only prerequisite was that CPanel was provided. I looked at what each host provider offered, looking specifically at:
- is CPanel offered?
- customer support
- disk space
- email accounts
- number of websites
After researching other host providers I finally decided on GoDaddy. I found good reviews for GoDaddy and they scored highly on the following website for 2015:
I chose the GoDaddy Deluxe option for 1 year which offers unlimited websites, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage. With unlimited storage and websites I felt this would allow me to develop more sites when I have learn’t how to use the GoDaddy CPanel. Whether I continue to use GoDaddy after the initial year depends on many factors including their customer support.
This is a link to the GoDaddy hosting package:
This is my hosting package: