Originally Posted by Redcoder
In development, many do work on it live. Some though prefer to work on the Local Server on their PC's.
They work on it live by making sub-domains like testenvironment.mydomain.com and maybe restricting access to it to IPs from the LAN at work, developers home IPs so that they can work from home. You can also simply make a sub-directory and restrict access to it. Many new websites don't bother to have restrictions as they have never been discovered before.
So pretty much I could potentially start developing from scratch live, and chances are no one will even discover my website? It would seem a lot easier to me to just work live all the time, then again it would have to be paid hosting because I'm sick of little bugs which creep up. For instance, sometimes when I'm browsing my live version, i'll be going through the pages and randomly I get php error messages come up so I reload the site and it could happen anywhere between 1-20 times, then all of a sudden it starts working again. Not sure if it is actually something to do with being free hosting but I don't see any other sites doing that randomly. My code seems to be all in check as well.
My php works locally and live (considering sometimes it does work, I wouldn't have thought it was my php). Next time they come up, I'll copy and save it. I've just tried for 5 minutes but funnily enough it won't come up when I need it to!!
Thank you for your reply.