Okay so I have used easyPHP on my PC for a while and would be interested in getting a local install running on my Mac that is linked to the remote mySQL database to further customise and improve the functionality of my forums. I have seen many people of late running different software on their machines to run and check builds before they launch them live. I can only see this is a positive thing, so would be open to suggestions of what to use and also how to set it up to my remote database that is using the live forums.
That's the same way that I do it, the only difference is I made a test.mysite.whatever instead of www.mysite.whatever. The test site uses an htaccess password so only I can get into it, and it being in a seperate directory/ftp on my server I don't make the mistake of doing things on my live site by mistake.
That's the same way that I do it, the only difference is I made a test.mysite.whatever instead of www.mysite.whatever. The test site uses an htaccess password so only I can get into it, and it being in a seperate directory/ftp on my serverI don't make the mistake of doing things on my live site by mistake.
Very good idea. Xenforo's license agreement states that your test install not be publicliy accessible. Two methods will accomplish this, the deny,allow method in the htaccess, or the htaccess password method you are using. I use the deny,allow method to avoid me having to enter a password all the time....and yes, I've accidentally made changes to the live forum when I thought I was on the test forum. Now, I find myself constantly watching the address bar before clicking "save".
I haven't owned my MacBook Pro for long, but I have been a Mac user for a few years now and I'd never buy another Windows PC again. I find Macs much more smoother and reliable to a PC.
Looks like I will be running the software on a private directory, the only thing that is putting me off is having to upload the updates to two different locations, rather than have them local so once they are downloaded from XF.com I can run it straight away, but I guess that comes with the territory.