Connect to MyWeb using Dreamweaver CS5 in Mac OS X

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 in the TTU residence halls or off the TTU campus, you will first need to connect to TTUnet VPN. This is not necessary if you are connected through TTUnet wireless.

STEP 1: Click anywhere on the desktop to activate Finder. From the Go menu, choose Connect to Server.

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STEP 2: The Connect to Server prompt will appear. Type the path smb://raiderdrive.tosm.ttu.edu/users/your_eRaider_username/myweb, and then click Connect.

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OPTIONAL: Before clicking Connect, you may also click the + (plus) button to add the path to your Favorite Servers so you will not have to type the address in the future.

STEP 3: If you are prompted for credentials, choose Registered User, type your information as shown below, and then click Connect.

  • Name: ttu\your_eRaider_username
  • Password: your eRaider password

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STEP 4: Close the Finder window that opens and open Dreamweaver.

STEP 5: Click on the Site menu and choose Manage Sites.

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STEP 6: 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 7: Click the New button.

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STEP 8: In the new window that open, click the Site sub-section if it is not already selected. Type a name for your site in the Site Name field. This can be any descriptive name you wish, such as "MyWeb".

In the Local Site Folder box, type /Volumes/your_eRaider_username/myweb.

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STEP 9: Click the Servers sub-section, and then click the plus (+) button.

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STEP 10: Complete the following information under the Basic tab and click Save.

  • Server Name: any descriptive name you wish, such as "MyWeb"
  • Connect using: Local/Network
  • Server Folder: /Volumes/your_eRaider_username/myweb
  • Web URL: http://www.myweb.ttu.edu/your_eRaider_username

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STEP 11: Click Save.

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STEP 12: 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.