There are two sets of instructions on this page. GoDaddy has changed their login method and it no longer automatically works with Dreamweaver. Since Dreamweaver is the FTP tool that we have installed in the Mac Lab, we have to work with that (and it does a few other fun things as well). Luckily you only have to do this once. Here's how to do it.

Once you have successfully completed the FTP set-up with GoDaddy (assuming you've made note of your username and password) you don't have to do this again.

The second part of this page shows how to connect to your GoDaddy website to upload files using FTP. You will do this many times.

Completing FTP Set-Up with GoDaddy

Log into GoDaddy.

Find the little icon of a face at the top right and click on it.

Select My Products.

On the My Products page, scroll down to the Web Hosting secction (not Domains!).

If your site doesn't show, click the down arrow to show it.

Next to your site name, click on the Manage button.
On the next page, click on the cPanel Admin button at the top right.
Click on the FTP Accounts icon.

Create a username that will look like an email address. Just put a name in the Log In space and the rest will be added automatically.

Choose a password, following their specificateions. Be sure to write down the username and password. This will be critical as you access your site going forward.

CIRITCAL! In the bottom field where it says Directory, on the right side, be sure to take out the site name and your user name that has been automatically added. Only public_html should remain.

Finally, your Dreamweaver login will look like this. Put in your info for FTP Address, Username and Password.

Note, there is no directory indicated in the Root Directory space.




Uploading to your web site with Dreamweaver

Unfortunately, each time you sit down at your computer for another class, you will have to go through this operation again. However, it is essential that you do so because 1) it helps keep your files organized, 2) it's less confusing, and 3) it allows you to upload files to your web site.

Follow these steps.

Preparing to connect with Dreamweaver FTP and GoDaddy




It's important to always have your Files pallete handy. If you can't find it, it may be turned off. Bring it back by going to Window/Files.



Even though your site may not be "new," consider it "new" to Dreamweaver every time you sit down to use it on the WSU computers. To start setting it up, choose Site/New Site...




This page comes up. The Site Name field is just a name for the project. You can't leave it blank, but it can be anything you want.

The critical thing here is to put in the path to your thumbdrive web site folder. Click the folder to navigate to it.




Just highlight the name of your entire web site (NOT a Project folder) and click Choose. You've now told Dreamweaver where your local files are.



Next, click on the Servers button. This will let you tell Dreamweaver where your web site is.



You'll see this dialog where you will tell Dreamweaver about your web site location.

The first item, FTP address, is your web site name NO http or www in front of it.

Next, is the FTP username you creted in GoDaddy. Don't forget to use the full "Email" structure as shown. Enter the password you created. Username and password are Case Sentitive.

DO NOT enter a directory name in the Root Directory field, where the red circle is.

Click Test to be sure it's working. If it doesn't connect, try clicking on More Options and selecting Passive FTP and try Test again.





If the test is NOT successful, you will see this dialog box. This almost certainly means your username and/or password are incorrect. Create a new user using the procedure above, or change your password.



If the test IS successful, you will see this dialog box. Now you can click OK, and Save, and Save, and Done.

You're ready to start working and uploading files!