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How do I set up a TEST site

Started by TeaTephi, June 05, 2013, 04:19:42 PM

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TeaTephi

I have downloaded my entire database and everything on the server to my computer, and I'd like to set up a test site, but I'm not sure how to do that.  Is there documentation on here that I can refer to?

Please help, thank you.
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Thank you guys for all your support and development that you do.  I love my forum, and am so thankful to have a place to ask my questions.  I do love SMF 2.0 it's smoother and all my members love it!

Chalky

Just create a subfolder of your domain or a subdomain or even a different domain if you have a spare, then upload copies of the files from your live forum to that folder and import your database backup.  Run repair_settings  http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/What_is_repair_settings.php  and job's a good'un: one test site that's identical to your live one ready to start breaking to your heart's content  :)

TeaTephi

so it's not possible to run a test site locally on your PC? I just want to browse my database on my own.  I'm quitting godaddy. >:(  too much down time!   

BTW  thank you Chalk Cat!
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Thank you guys for all your support and development that you do.  I love my forum, and am so thankful to have a place to ask my questions.  I do love SMF 2.0 it's smoother and all my members love it!

Branko.

Strong people don't put others down, they lift them up.
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TeaTephi

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Thank you guys for all your support and development that you do.  I love my forum, and am so thankful to have a place to ask my questions.  I do love SMF 2.0 it's smoother and all my members love it!

Ken_GoDaddy

@TeaTephi,

I'm with Go Daddy and came across your post.

I'm sorry to hear that you are leaving. I would like to assist you further if you would like, so that we can address and resolve any outstanding concerns you may have.

Feel free to send me a private message with additional details about your hosting account.

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