Connect to MyWeb using Dreamweaver CS4 in Windows

You may add, edit, or delete files on your MyWeb website in Dreamweaver by connecting through your RaiderDrive.

Please make sure you have activated your MyWeb service through https://eraider.ttu.edu before proceeding.

NOTE: If you are off the TTU campus or connected through a wired connection in the TTU residence halls, establish a TTUnet VPN connection before beginning these steps.

STEP 1: Open Internet Explorer.

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STEP 2: Type \\raiderdrive.tosm.ttu.edu\users\your_eRaider_username\myweb in the Address Bar of your Internet Explorer window. Then, press Enter.

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If prompted for credentials, use the following:

  • Username: ttu\eRaider, where eRaider is your eRaider username
  • Password: your eRaider password

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STEP 3: Close the RaiderDrive window which opens, and close Internet Explorer.

STEP 4: Open Dreamweaver and click on the Site icon. Choose Manage Sites from the drop-down list.

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STEP 5: Before adding a new entry for MyWeb, review the list of sites to see if you have existing entries listed for your personal TTU website (MyWeb). If so, consider selecting them from the list and clicking Remove to avoid confusing them with the new entry you are about to add. (This will not delete or modify any of the actual files stored on the server.)

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STEP 6: Click the New button and choose Site from the drop-down menu.

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STEP 7: Type a name for your site in the first box provided. This can be any descriptive name you wish.

In the second box, type the URL of your site. Use the format http://myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username or http://www.myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username.

Click Next when ready to proceed.

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STEP 8: Choose No when prompted about using a server technology. (If you plan to use a server technology, this can be configured later.)

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STEP 9: Choose Edit directly on server using local network.

In the box labeled "Where are your files on the network?", type \\raiderdrive.tosm.ttu.edu\users\your_eRaider_username\myweb.

Click Next when ready to proceed.

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STEP 10: Click Done.

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STEP 11: Click Done.

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You will be able to edit your MyWeb website with Dreamweaver. Any changes you save will be immediately visible to anyone on the Internet at http://www.myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username or http://myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username.

Files you delete from MyWeb are unrecoverable.

The name of the home page required is one of the following:

  • index.php
  • index.asp
  • index.aspx
  • index.htm
  • index.html
  • default.php
  • default.asp
  • default.aspx
  • default.htm
  • default.html
  • home.php
  • home.asp
  • home.aspx
  • home.htm
  • home.html

The Web server will look for the file names in the order listed above. The file name is case sensitive. If you rename your home page file to one of these file names, then the page should show up when you go to your website's URL at either http://myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username or http://www.myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username. Be sure you have your home page in the root directory of your account and not in a sub-folder.

If you restart your computer or lose connection to your RaiderDrive, you may need to follow Steps 1-3 again to re-authenticate with RaiderDrive before you will be able to connect to MyWeb in Dreamweaver.