How to Upload a Dreamweaver Website Into Go Daddy Hosting

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How to Upload a Dreamweaver Website Into Go Daddy Hosting
You can customise Go Daddy FTP file transfer settings in Dreamweaver. (Ciaran Griffin/Lifesize/Getty Images)

If Go Daddy hosts your website and you're creating your site in Dreamweaver, the two can work together. Connect the two through Go Daddy's FTP server and you can upload your website straight from Dreamweaver to Go Daddy. It may sound complicated, but it's not. You just enter your FTP login information in Dreamweaver and then set your file transfer preferences.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Find the Host Name, FTP User Name and FTP Password you created when you opened your Go Daddy hosting account. You would have written this information down when you opened your account.

  2. 2

    Open Dreamweaver. Go to "Site" and then "Manage Sites."

  3. 3

    Pick your website from the list given in the Manage Sites dialogue box or click "New" if you haven't started your website yet.

  4. 4

    Choose "Add New Server" when the set-up window opens. Enter a name for your connection, something like "Go Daddy" or your domain name would be easy to identify, but any name is OK.

  5. 5

    Click "FTP" from the connection menu and enter the FTP User Name and FTP Password you created with Go Daddy. Check the "Save" box if you want Dreamweaver to remember your login information.

  6. 6

    Type your domain name in the FTP box. Click the "Test" button to confirm the connection. Leave any other fields blank or default unless you've set up special port or proxy settings in your home network or with Go Daddy.

  7. 7

    Check "Automatically upload files to server on save" if you want Dreamweaver to update your website every time you save a page.

  8. 8

    Save the connection by clicking "Save" and go to "Edit," then "Preferences" in Windows. If you're using a Mac, click "Dreamweaver' and then "Preferences."

  9. 9

    Select your website from the list on the left and choose your upload settings. Establish whether the FTP connection will time out or terminate after a specified number of minutes. You can also set Dreamweaver to "Prompt Before Moving Files on Server" and "Save Files Before Putting." Experiment until you find the settings that work for you.

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