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Old August 8th, 2007, 01:16 PM
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I have a friend who hired someone to build a website and the designer made a total mess. So my friend wants me to have a shot a re-designing the website. He gave me the FTP id and the password. I want to change the password. How do i do it with dreamweaver 8. Do i have to contact the previous designer. My friend has no idea about which hosting company is currently hosting the site. He just met this guy and paid him the money and ended up getting cheated. The website is currently online and is an embarrassment. Do i have to contact the previous designer? I'm totally lost. Please help...Is there any reference or URL that i can browse to get an idea of how to change the password on dreamweaver 8. Thanks for reading my questions and thank you in advance for your replies..:):):)

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Hi there,

Dreamweaver doesn't manage passwords for your server. Depending on how you connect to your server, you can enter passwords in Dreamweaver to access FTP or other services, but Dreamweaver itself doesn't have anything to do with it.

You need to talk to the host / ISP if you want to change the password as it's likely they manage it.



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That's awful, politics can be one of the worst parts of the job. And yes. It sounds like you don't know who's hosting the site. That means you'll need to talk to the previous designer at least to get the hosting info out of him, so you'll have to be on your best behavior.

It sounds like your friend got ripped off, but usually in these cases the previous designer probably feels disgusted with the whole thing as well. Call them up, keep it professional. Just tell him that you're the "website administrator" and you need the hosting company information.

I wouldn't say anymore than that... don't tell him you're redesigning his mess. Don't tell him anything about how anybody feels. If he gets mad and hangs up on you... you will be looking at that botched website for a LONG time. The sooner you get the info and hang up, the sooner you can change the password and begin a new chapter in your friends website. And 5 years from now, you and your friend won't care about anything else.

It's a lame situation, but you won't regret being a professional about it. And good luck with the site.


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Thanks Guys!..I'm gonna get in touch with the designer and i'm going to get the hosting details. Wish me luck. And just to let you guys know, my friend who got ripped off is just a casual computer user who does not know anything about web designing. It's sad to say that there are people out there who tarnish the image of good web designers out there. Thanks again guys.:D

Kenneth Jaysone Francis

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