6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2009 9:36 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Need Help Setting Up Testing Server

    s3taco
      Hi. I have been using Dreamweaver for a while, but am extremely new at the whole testing server thing, as I have been building only simple pure-html pages.

      I am want to password protect a part of my site using the Insert > Data Objects > User Authentication > Log In User.

      I have already converted my whole site from .html pages to .php pages, because I thought that .html pages wouldn't work.

      Everytime I try to use that Log In User menu command, Dreamweaver gives me a dialog box that says, "Before inserting this object, please do the following: 1. Create a site for this file 2. Choose a document type 3. Set up the site's testing server". Numbers 1 and 2 have a checkbox which I am assuming means they are done correctly. But number 3 (set up teh site's testing server) has no checkbox and the dialog box will not allow me to click OK, which leads me to assume that I need to accomplish the aforementioned step number 3.

      So I go to the Site Definition for my site and under the Advanced Tab go to Testing Server. I want PHP MySQL as the server model, so I chose that. And I am guessing I need to choose Local/Network for the Access option because the computer I am building this site on is not connected to the internet. (I have no intention of hooking this machine up to the internet becauase all of my work I have ever done is on it!)

      Now, here lies my main question: What should the Testing server folder be? And what should the URL prefix be? And do I need to change anything else?

      If I am not being clear about anything regarding my questions, please make a point of it, and I will try to be more clear.

      Thank you so much for helping!
        • 1. Re: Need Help Setting Up Testing Server
          DwFAQ Level 4
          You need to be connected to the internet to test dynamic attributes.

          For advanced/testing server enter the following formatted exactly as it is displayed:

          Access:FTP
          FTP Host:yoursite.com
          Host Directory:/root folder/ (if no root folder directory use "/" no quotations)
          Login:Host login Username
          Password: Host Login Password
          Check Save checkbox
          No other checkboxes
          URL Prefix: http://your-site.com/

          Click the test button and see what happens.

          Best,
          • 2. Re: Need Help Setting Up Testing Server
            s3taco Level 1
            So there's no way to do this without being connected to the internet?

            Not even with something like XAMPP?
            • 3. Re: Need Help Setting Up Testing Server
              Level 7
              > Host Directory:/root folder/ (if no root folder directory use "/"

              Or leave it blank.

              > FTP Host:yoursite.com

              I see that this is a *real* domain, with a real registration. It's best to
              just use 'example.com' for dummy domain names.

              > URL Prefix: http://your-site.com/

              Ditto. And by the way, there was no hyphen when you first used this!

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              "DWFAQ.info" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:gkeu60$hjl$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > You need to be connected to the internet to test dynamic attributes.
              >
              > For advanced/testing server enter the following formatted exactly as it is
              > displayed:
              >
              > Access:FTP
              > FTP Host:yoursite.com
              > Host Directory:/root folder/ (if no root folder directory use "/" no
              > quotations)
              > Login:Host login Username
              > Password: Host Login Password
              > Check Save checkbox
              > No other checkboxes
              > URL Prefix: http://your-site.com/
              >
              > Click the test button and see what happens.
              >
              > Best,
              >

              • 4. Re: Need Help Setting Up Testing Server
                Level 7
                Oh, right. Of course you can test things locally. Access Local/Network,
                Testing server ---> the 'root' folder for the site on the testing server,
                URL prefix ---> usually ' http://localhost/<root folder name>.

                The URL prefix would depend on whether you are using virtual hosts, and
                whether you have both Apache and IIS enabled as services on this computer.

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                "graphicSSS" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                > So there's no way to do this without being connected to the internet?
                >
                > Not even with something like XAMPP?

                • 5. Re: Need Help Setting Up Testing Server
                  s3taco Level 1
                  Thank you so much. I got it working!
                  • 6. Re: Need Help Setting Up Testing Server
                    Level 7
                    Good luck!

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                    "graphicSSS" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > Thank you so much. I got it working!