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How to set up beta site?

  • # May 10, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Typically I would set up a folder something like this : website.com/testing. I use absolute URLs, so all the links would be temporary. When it came time to go live I would edit all the links to match the final URL.

    I know if I used relative URLs I could just do the links once and transfer with no editing, but from what I understand relative URLs aren’t recommended.

    Is there a better way to go about this?

    Also, I’ve seen some beta sites with a folder in front of the URL, like this: dev.website.com.

    How is that set up?

    Thanks in advance.

    # May 10, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Can’t answer your first question since I set up a vhost for every project, so the absolute URLs are already correct in development.

    But the ‘folder’ in front of the URL is actually a subdomain, it can link to a totally different server address if you want it to.

    # May 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

    for all the sites i’ve made, we have done test.website.com, then switch to website.com when we are done.

    # May 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    How do you go about setting up the vhost?

    # May 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    What operating system do you use, and what kind of server?

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