In my college final year, I started like you. And I left without trying it further ..
Then, I replaced dreamweaver
forever with HomeSite+ and Notepad++. And I started using phpMyAdmin
for MySQL database management.
do i need to create my databases in a folder?
No. You need supply correct variables to dreamweaver
, so that it can connect to MySQL. Yes, it will connect, you need supply correct host, username, password and perhaps MySQL port variable also.