By: Paul Davis
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The remote server options have some nice system monitoring options: maintain synchronization information means that the system will track the last sync time and the changed files so you can work on a site from multiple locations or with different people and be able to quickly download files to get the latest files from the server. The automatic upload on save option makes me, personally, a little nervous. I'm a big fan of saving and then examining before I upload, just in case there is an error. In a development environment, this isn't a big deal, However, if you're working with a production environment, I wouldn't have this option checked - I would want deliberate and do intentional uploads to a live server. Enable file check out is Dreamweaver's version of file control: it prevents two people from working on the same file at the same time. The Testing Server Model selects the server technology to be used for your files.
Image 11: Server Model list
You would select your server model from the list, then click Save. This puts the server in the list:
Image 12: Server list
On the bottom of the server list, the remaining three icons are delete (the minus icon), edit (the pencil) and duplicate (the copy icon). You can also edit an entry by double clicking it. Normally, for me, the remote and the testing servers are the same, so I select the Testing check box on the server list. If you use an different testing server then go ahead and follow the previous steps again to add the extra server entry. Once you're done, make sure that you select the testing checkbox for that new server.