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Mar 18, 2013 9:38 AM

Hi I have added a testing server to my Dreamweaver site, all seems to be working well, the problem is " I'm working in DW on the testing server I can up load to the local testing server to test, everything is good I now want to load to the remote server or even local view, from within dreamweaver, there don't seem to be any simple way to do this !am I missing something! Please help thanks Jeff

 
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:39 AM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    You've confused me.  Where are you editing the files? And why are you not always editing in the local folder?

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 10:28 AM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    What happens if you click the rmote server in the Files panel as in?

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    In this instance, I have not defined a remote server, hence the message.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 10:46 AM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    My local site folder IS my testing server folder.    So when I save files in DW, they are instantly saved to my testing server. 

     

    I don't see any advantage in having a testing server folder plus a separate local site folder since they will contain exactly the same files.  IMO, it's an unecessary duplication of data on my hard drive.

     

    When I hit Ctrl+Shift+U or the PUT arrow, my local/testing server files are uploaded to my remote server.

     

    Make sense?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 12:01 PM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    Yup. Local site folder = drive-letter://xampp/htdocs/yourSitename.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 1:59 PM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    Site Definition:

     

    Local

    DW-CS6-LocalSiteFolderDef.jpg

    Testing - I'm using wamp\www\.  You should use xampp\htdocs\

    CS6-testingServer1.jpg

    Advanced:

    CS6-testing-server-advanced.jpg

    Final screen should look like this:

    CS6-testingServerFinalScreen.jpg

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Mar 19, 2013 12:46 PM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    Did you launch Xampp this morning?  It must be running in order for DW to find your localhost.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Mar 19, 2013 1:09 PM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    There's no problem with putting your local site folder inside xampp/htdocs/. 

    But did you start XAMPP?

     

    To start XAMPP simply open XAMPP Control and start Apache, MySQL and ProFTPD services.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Mar 19, 2013 1:17 PM   in reply to Jeffrey54 Lane

    I'm at a disadvantage here because I don't use Xamp or Mac.  But for Wamp, I have a desktop icon I click to start the server.  Then a smaller icon appears in my task bar.  I can right click that for other options.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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