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  1. dundee_stokie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've built a site using XAMPP on Windows 7 and was wondering if there was any way I could place it somewhere so that the client could see it and approve it before it goes live, its a Finance site and so needs authorisation before it can go online.

    Is this possible somehow ?

  2. David Choi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is possible, but complicated, because:

    1. Your ISP have blocked the default 80 port for HTTP protocol. You can change the port to something else though (for instance 8080), like:

    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8080/

    2. Another problem is that you must be using a router, then you have to redirect 80 port traffic to your PC, it's can get bit complicated if it's new to you.

    3. You've probably have some kind of firewall installed in your PC, have to change settings for that.

    It's probably easier to just clone that WordPress site and upload to your hosting server. It's easy to do so with a plugin like

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/duplicator/

    it always worked for me. One caveat is that your target database user password shouldn't contain any special characters, just numbers and letters.

    There is another way... by installing VNC

    http://www.tightvnc.com/

    for remote access, or use commercial one like

    http://www.symantec.com/pcanywhere

    but don't think that is a good idea.

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