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  • zoom4267
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:26 PM #1

when i build a site for someone i set up the hosting then develope it right there. I know about testing servers but i dont use one. Here is my question. what is the difference , if any, from using a local testing server from setting up a temporary site on my own hosting account, such as www.mytestsite.com. then downloading the files then reuploading to the live site? thanks
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:53 PM #2

archive.domain.com
upgrade.domain.com

are both excellent ways to get something reasonable.

check to see if you have subdomains accessible to you.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:19 AM #3

Well the difference is that by testing, downloading, and reuploading you're adding an extra step. With localhost all you need to do is testing and uploading.

However, if you do use a temporary site, then you can make changes from any computer because the editing can all be done online. With a localhost, it adds complications to keep folders synchronized between all the computers you'll be working with.

Plus using a temporary site on the same server as your live site allows all your PHP and MySQL settings to be in sync for testing and live stores.

That's about all I can think of.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:44 PM #4

If you don't have to share the work in progress, I highly recommend working on it locally...everything just goes so much faster.

Check out this link for all you need to run cscart locally: http://www.wampserver.com/en/