How to connect to SFTP with Dreamweaver

Updated on August 26th, 2021

Dreamweaver is a popular web design software from Adobe. It has an FTP client built right in – here’s how to connect a Dreamweaver site to your Flywheel site.

SFTP login with Dreamweaver

  1. Open Dreamweaver.
  2. In the main menu, select Site > Manage Sites.
  3. Create a new site, or select an existing site and click the edit (pencil) icon.
  4. In the Site Setup area, select Servers and add a new server or edit an existing server.
  5. For Server Name, choose anything you like, usually the name of your site.
  6. Connect using SFTP.
  7. Enter for the SFTP address.
  8. Port should autofill with 22.
  9. Choose Username and Password for Authentication.
  10. Your Username is the same as your Flywheel username (not your email address).
  11. Your Password is the same as your Flywheel password.
  12. Clicking the Test button will test your connection to the Flywheel SFTP server.
  13. For Root Directory, enter your Flywheel username, then a forward slash, followed by the site slug. You can also copy the path from your browser when on the site’s Flywheel dashboard, as shown:


    If the site is owned by an organization, the path is a little different. You’ll use “org-“, followed by the organization name, a forward slash, then the site slug. For example, /org-kurt-enpaste-agency/southpaw-scissors
  14. For Web URL, choose the domain that matches the primary domain on Flywheel, which may be a temporary domain. Keep in mind if you have SSL turned on, you should use the https:// protocol.
  15. Click Save.

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Check out our other articles on SFTP, or reach out to our Happiness Engineers for assistance!

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