Last post Jan 18, 2006 08:07 PM by keithstone
Jan 18, 2006 06:37 PM|sjohnson74|LINK
Jan 18, 2006 08:07 PM|keithstone|LINK
I have about a dozen separate sites running on a testing server. It's also running a secondary DNS server so I create dummy names that I use for testing. For testing with "live" data I transfer the database locally but first I add the dummy name to the portal
On a true server you can create mutiple web sites that share a single IP address (this is how web hosting companies do it) using the IIS control panel. Just add your dummy DNS name.
For example, my primary site is www.crewstone.com, I have a version of it on a local server called crewstone.home.crewstone.com. the home.crewstone.com subdomain isn't visable outside my local network.
The port number isn't visable at the portal alias level, only the IIS level, so you're better off with a DNS solution. If you don't want to hassle with the DNS server you can create a local hosts file on your machine and the server with the entries in the.