Just like many others, I have a cable connection with an ip that changes from time to time; so I have a dynamic service from dyndns.org that map to my changing ip address. So when I set up my WP, my WP address is:
WordPress address (URI): http://mysite.dyndns.org:9999/wordpress
The problem with this is that if I try to do:
localhost cease to exist and errored out. WordPress does not recognize localhost as a valid address. The main flawed with this implementation is that everytime I update the site from within my internal network, I have to use the dynamic address (mysite.dyndns.org) which causes significant slowness. It's slower, I presume is because it has to go out and lookup the dynamic address and then loopback to my box.
Has anyone noticed this? or has a solution that I don't know about? It seems like this is a major flawed in an otherwise very clean application. Most applications allows you to do a dynamic address as well as localhost to view the site when you are on the same box. I don't understand why WordPress need to be any difference?
Any guru, please explain my ignorant?