6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2008 10:09 AM by Newsgroup_User

    FTP info - how do I easily swap back and forth?

    JesseLY Level 1
      When I'm building a site I put it on my own server so the client can view the progress. Occassionaly, I want to upload something to the client's server for testing.

      Is there a way to easily swap back and forth between the different FTP/login info? The way I do it now is to retype the info in the dialog boxes each time I swap back and forth. Kind of a hassle.

      -Jesse

      -Jesse

        • 1. Re: FTP info - how do I easily swap back and forth?
          Level 7
          two possibles-

          set up your server as the "testing server" and the client's server as the
          remote.

          or- use two different site definitions, with something in their dreamweaver
          site names to remind you what your connected to. Like
          clientFred-previewhost
          clientFred-liveserver

          and keep a large blunt object handy so you can use to remind yourself when a
          mistake is about to happen.

          not going to get into complications scripts or site root relative paths will
          make.

          --
          Alan
          Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

          http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/



          • 2. Re: FTP info - how do I easily swap back and forth?
            Level 7
            are you saying that you're using the same root folder on your computer
            and changing the ftp host info each time you want to swap?

            if so, you can have more than one site definition that use the same
            folder on your hard drive.

            JesseLY wrote:
            > When I'm building a site I put it on my own server so the client can view the
            > progress. Occassionaly, I want to upload something to the client's server for
            > testing.
            >
            > Is there a way to easily swap back and forth between the different FTP/login
            > info? The way I do it now is to retype the info in the dialog boxes each time I
            > swap back and forth. Kind of a hassle.
            >
            > -Jesse
            >
            > -Jesse
            >
            >
            >
            • 3. Re: FTP info - how do I easily swap back and forth?
              Level 7
              Create two different sites, both with the same Local folder, but with
              different FTP information.

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              "JesseLY" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > When I'm building a site I put it on my own server so the client can view
              > the
              > progress. Occassionaly, I want to upload something to the client's server
              > for
              > testing.
              >
              > Is there a way to easily swap back and forth between the different
              > FTP/login
              > info? The way I do it now is to retype the info in the dialog boxes each
              > time I
              > swap back and forth. Kind of a hassle.
              >
              > -Jesse
              >
              > -Jesse
              >
              >
              >

              • 4. Re: FTP info - how do I easily swap back and forth?
                Level 7
                ha! i love it when multiple people post the same (pretty much) answer
                simultaneously. it's almost like a race!

                Murray *ACE* wrote:
                > Create two different sites, both with the same Local folder, but with
                > different FTP information.
                >
                • 5. Re: FTP info - how do I easily swap back and forth?
                  Level 7
                  It's a validation of the answers!

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                  Adobe Community Expert
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                  "courtney (n h c)" <webmaster@newhomeconnection.com> wrote in message
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                  > ha! i love it when multiple people post the same (pretty much) answer
                  > simultaneously. it's almost like a race!
                  >
                  > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                  >> Create two different sites, both with the same Local folder, but with
                  >> different FTP information.
                  >>

                  • 6. Re: FTP info - how do I easily swap back and forth?
                    JesseLY Level 1
                    Thanks, Alan. I've used that method also. I just thought there might be something easier. When I used to use GoLive (ick), it had the option of picking from multple servers.

                    -Jesse