>Locally, my laptop has this file structure:
>D:/kevin/media/symphony/public_html/[files for the website]
FYI...You really don't need the local public_html folder unless you intend to store files above site root there. But remember that DW does not manage files above site root.
>So I select D:/kevin/media/symphony
>as the local site folder in manage sites.
That's incorrect. The local site needs to point to the folder that represents site root. So in your current directory structure, your local site should be D:/kevin/media/symphony/public_html/
Nancy's already provided you the details for the remote site
Thanks for your help Nancy and bregent. I didn't know what that root folder meant so I always left it empty.
I have one more question: is it normal that my remote server's home/username/www/ is an exact replica of home/username/public_html? What is the www folder for and why is it a replica, doubling the space I'm taking up?
>is it normal that my remote server's home/username/www/
>is an exact replica of home/username/public_html?
"www" and "public_html" are both commonly used directory names for a site's public folder. Usually a host would provide one or the other. I would guess that your host creates symbolic links from one to the other. In other words, there really is not any duplication of files, one is simply an alias. Check with your host and read their documentation for more details.