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Install Xenforo locally?


I have a domain which i cannot yet use, on which i will later on install XenForo.

However, i must prepare the XenForo forums locally BEFORE i can use the domain.

If i purchase XenForo and specify that domain name, will i be able to install it locally if i add the domain to the hostfile?

Thanks in advance.


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Yes, you can install it locally and transfer it later without issue.

That's exactly how I did it.