Re: Development Environment Suggestions
You could always use your spare domain and lock everyone out with .htaccess. I tried my first test install on a Linux dev box I have here, and it nearly worked… but not quite. I then used a spare domain of my own and set it up on my Hostgator shared hosting… and it worked fine. Still trying to figure out why my dev box didn’t want to play nicely, given I have other WP installs on it that work fine.
I guess I’m just giving you a heads up that things may not be as easy on your own local dev system as they might on a pretty standard Linux shared hosting environment.