2. Configuring a Dreamweaver Site
After you have chosen a Web server and an application server, the next step is to set up a Dreamweaver site. You don't have to set up a site to create and edit Web pages, particularly if you want to create and edit static pages, in which the content doesn't change very often. But if you want to create and test Web applications, which contain dynamic content, you'll need a Dreamweaver site.
Having a Dreamweaver site provides another important advantage: You'll be able to access Dreamweaver's site-management features, which can save you time on tasks such as maintaining links, managing and synchronizing files, keeping track of extra information about the files, and creating site reports.
In this chapter, you'll learn how to create and configure a Dreamweaver site for dynamic content, a process that includes specifying a root folder for your Web application, defining a remote folder, designating a testing server, and setting a URL prefix. You'll also learn about individual site-management features and how to enable them.