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    how to set up a testing server?

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    I'm not certain if this is the correct forum - I hope you can help!

    I'm trying to figure out how to set up a testing server...I don't know what I need to know to do this. What steps should I take? I use Dreamweaver 8, if that makes a difference...

    Thank you for any advice you can give!

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    http://www.wampserver.com/en/index.php

    download, install, run, connect with dw, make sites.

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    Thank you! I'm very new to this and don't know how to set it up using Dreamweaver. I went to site/new site/testing server...then what? Can you (or anyone else) advise on this?

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    new site >

    local info > give it a foldername

    local root folder > C:\wamp\www\foldername

    http address > http://localhost/foldername

    next

    remote info >

    access > local network

    make the folder the same as the local root folder

    next

    testing server >

    server model > php.mysql

    access > local network

    testing server folder > same as the others

    url prefix > http://localhost/foldername

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    Thank you! I appreciate you walking me through this! Thank you!

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    have fun, you can do Live View in DW if your doign server side stuff so you dont have to open a browser too.

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    The only problem is that he forgot how to show you how to do the passwords for the server.

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    Yes, passwords would be helpful - how do I set them up?

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    its a testing server. not a pubic server. no need.

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    oh! Of course! Thank you!

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    Thank you for the help you've provided so far...

    Ok, I'm trying to follow the instructions above...under new site>>>testing server folder> url prefix I am putting exactly as stated above: http://localhost/foldername (where my foldername is the name I've given to the site in DW). When I hit the 'test url' button I get the following error:

    Dreamweaver cannot use the prefix you entered to display live data. Please double-check your site configuration to correct this problem. (HTTP error:12031)

    I'm using the same foldername that I've given in the local root folder section and http address section. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

    Thank you.


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