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16. Moving Your Site to the Internet > 16.1. Defining a Remote Site

Defining a Remote Site

As you create your Web site on your computer, you keep it in a local site folder (Section 14.1.1.4), often called a local site for short. You can think of a local site as a work-in-progress. As your site is under construction—whether you’re building it from scratch or adding and modifying pages—you’ll routinely have partially finished documents sitting on your computer.

Then, when you’ve perfected and tested your pages using the techniques described in Chapter 15, you’re ready to transfer them to a Web server that’s connected to the Internet. Dreamweaver refers to the Web-server copy of your files as the remote site, and the program provides five methods for transferring files between it and your local site:


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