it is possible to edit the file directly on the server. But what you have to do is set up a site for it. then when you do that you tell dreamweaver to upload the file automatically on save. So when you setup your site, you have to give dreamweaver the ftp info so that it can connect to your site. I have not used it as a what you see what you get editor for php yet. but i have used it to edit the php files and upload them. I do like it for that. Is that what you are talking about?