I recently ramped up my server security by adding ssh keys but this had brought up some issues, I was then unable to login to my server through Dreamweaver. I looked up some documentation and found out that the version that I currently have (CS6) doesn't support ssh keys, but the new CC edition does, so I decided to find out the pricing of the software suite and the result was shocking, it was way too over price and well over budget.

So my question is...:

Any Dreamweaver alternatives that is extremely good and is free (open source would be amazing)?

It would be awesome if this software had almost all the features that Adobe Dreamweaver has, and also the feature to connect via ssh key.

Any suggestions and help are warmly welcomed!


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    – Izzy
    Apr 15 '17 at 9:31

According to my findings, I would recommend Aptana Studio 3.

Aptana Studio is an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for building web applications. Based on Eclipse, it supports JavaScript, HTML, DOM and CSS with code-completion, outlining, JavaScript debugging, error and warning notifications and integrated documentation. Additional plugins allow Aptana Studio to support Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python, Perl.

Core features:

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Code Assist
  • Deployment Wizard ( Support for one-shot as well as keep-synchronized setups. Multiple protocols including FTP, SFTP, FTPS and Capistrano)
  • Integrated Debugger
  • IDE Customization


If you face problems connecting via SSH please see the workaround described here: SSH Remote access in Aptana

Hope it helps

  • 1
    Thank you very much, Aptana seems to be great, I will surely install it and run it soon!
    – SidS
    Apr 15 '17 at 13:11
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