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Editing Website with Dreamweaver?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Corinthia, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Corinthia

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    Hi there,

    I am completely and entirely new to cPanel and pretty much any sort of website hosting/ftp stuff. I have no issue writing and editing HTML, CSS, and XML, but can't figure out the hosting part. I don't even know the correct terminology for it.

    I am taking over website design and maintenance from someone else, and need to get all the information that's on cPanel onto my computer so that I can edit in Dreamweaver. I don't even know where to start. I have CoreFTP installed, but after that I don't know what to do. What do I need to download, and from where?

    Help?
     
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    Hi @Corinthia

    The first step I would assume here would be to download a backup of your site to your local machine. You can do this without FTP by going to cPanel>>Files>>Backup Wizard and creating a backup of the Home Directory - Once that's complete you can download it and open the files you'd like to manage through the application you're using locally.
     
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    Once the Home Directory backup is downloaded, what do I do next? How do I open it to edit in Dreamweaver?
     
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    Hello,


    You'd need to extract the backup anything that can extract a tar.gz file. Without knowing anything about Dreamweaver I'd assume you'd just open the index.html/php with Dreamweaver as you would open any website file. Adobe's directions for this should be useful:How to create and open files in Dreamweaver

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