local host publishing

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This seems a bit silly, but I'm a moron so hang on. How do I publish a site from VSD to my testing server (xampp) as local host. Tried every way of naming the server I can think of, backslash, front slash, IP, localhost, hey you, dagnabit, http:\\localhost\sitename.com\, 127.0.0.1\sitename.com, etc.etc. Gotta be something simple, but I'm a ...like I said.
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Why not do it the easy way. Just save your site to that folder instead ?
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Um....duh,
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If xampp is the same as Wamp that I use then drop your Site folder into that directory then use your local host browser to view.\
ie and I use Wamp
C:\Wamp\www\MySite
xamp must have a similar layout

Post your results Mark. It could help others or if stuck give the folder structure ie C:\xampp\whatever
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Hi there Scott,

Glad I found this post! Just to reiterate (and i know how things are constantly changing especially as this is dated 5 years ago now.)...

As I am keen to experiment with using sliders and whatever else i want to test out, i also have Xampp on my pc using it as my localhost server whilst trying things out with Wordpress as well. Here is my setup on my C drive, these folders are in the htdocs.
So what do I do for Coffeecup? Do I just save a website to a new folder in the same section where the other folders are in htdocs? I am not sure what process i need to do or is it more simple than I think like just making another folder like I said?
[like Prism has mentioned]

The difference is that I know i had to do some other processes via PHPadmin when preparing the folders for Wordpress.

Thank you


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I tried using Xampp on my pc and for me it's easier to use my test domain. At least if there's anything with the server side you'll know that before putting up a live site and then having to fix it 'on the fly'.

Just my two cents worth (and maybe the way my brain operates). :D
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Thanks Ernie,

Actually after a few tries i found it wasn't too hard to make a local server using Xampp, as for CC Scott just recommended I try the S-Drive, I wasn't really aware of it as i hadn't looked into the S_Drive yet. If it's that easy i will perhaps invest in it later.
[but also it isn't that hard to just make up a folder in xampp/htdocs/ as i thought too. We'll see what works best for me. I haven't got there yet.

Thanks for your comment :)
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So......if I am to use S-Drive and I use the free version, it says one web address. Does that mean i can test one website, delete it and then try another website? Is that possible, or only 1 and that's it?
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Carina wrote:
So......if I am to use S-Drive and I use the free version, it says one web address. Does that mean i can test one website, delete it and then try another website?

Yes, I've used my free one (http://fc7777.coffeecup.com/) for various things. One just has to keep within the space limit, which I find more than ample.

Frank
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Hi Frank,

Thanks for that, but does that mean each time you just enter your new website name and then delete it again after checking the site?

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