Originally Posted by Mindphaser
Thanks PM. I am hoping to avoid putting it up on a server, as my playtesting site was never meant to go online.
You don't need to upload anything to a web server while developing. Any suggestion to do so is ridiculous.
But for what you are doing you should be developing on a local web server (on your pc). XAMPP
is a popular and more importantly, free local webserver you can download. It's very easy to install (tekes about 5 mins) and comes with Apache, PHP and MySQL bundled and connected together and ready to go straight after installation.
When you have finished developing/testing on your local web server, then you can upload the whole box and dice onto a web server with access to the web.
There are other free local web servers you can look at but XAMPP is one of the more popular ones and the one I use and can recommend.