Setting up the FTP connection between Dreamweaver and GoDaddy

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..

Purchasing a domain and hosting

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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
  • price

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: