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localhost VS developement server (2 posts)

  1. m3xs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Instead of building my site on my iMac, I build it on a virtual server, I don't even need a real domain name. I do this via my iMac's host file:

    sudo nano /etc/hosts
    <ip_address> <domain name I am developing for>

    example:

    55.555.555.555 mytestdomain.com

    I prefer this method of hosting it myself so I can see the speed online and don't have to worry about a bunch of software to install on my iMac.

  2. thereformation
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I do the same type of thing to my hosts file, but I create URLs that resolve locally to folders within my users/sites folder.

    I've found its always faster to develop locally with no network lag than it is to develop on a remote server.

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