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My biggest problem with DW so far is that I want to be able to use (and test locally) subdomains. Originally, I created a folder called "products" (http://www.products.com once it's uploaded to my webhost). Within that folder, I created a series of folders that would be subdomains of that domain (cars.products.com, cats.products.com, etc.). But the more I think about it, I think all folders, whether subdomains or not, should be at the same level. After all, that's how subdomains are structured on my webhost when I use CPANEL.
I've tried many different combinations of paths, etc. in setting up a test site with DW's site manager utility but none take me to the test site when I hit F12. I'll either get a 404 error or a message that says that the site cannot be displayed (but not a 404 error).
What am I missing? And I haven't even gotten to using DW for the blog or forum yet. Am I asking too much of the tool?
So, in Dreamweaver you are going to want to setup ftp for a subdomain to go into this folder.
It might look something like this:
You ftp into your domain at www.products.com and the main folder of the site is: htdocs
Then each of your subdomains are doing to be like this:
You will just tell Dreamweaver those are the paths for each of those sites.
In your browser, however, the domains will look like this:
Car and cat products combined are quite a niche.