[wp-hackers] Multisite Remote Database

Philip Walton philip at philipwalton.com
Tue Apr 12 15:33:23 UTC 2011

I concur with Helen. Also, I've used multisite locally with the domain 
mapping plugin successfully as well. Just change your hosts file as Mike 
already pointed out.

And furthermore, I've used localhost with the domain mapping plugin to 
map subdomains to subfolders and it worked fine.

On 4/12/11 6:46 AM, Helen Hou-Sandi wrote:
>> What do others do for a test (by this i actually mean an environment i can
>> both develop and test on) environment? I would prefer to do it locally of
>> course but multisite wont work on localhost... Any ideas greatly
>> appreciated!
> I use a local multisite install with a local domain for development and
> testing. You can do it pretty easily if you use subfolders instead of
> subdomains, but you do have to use port 80 for Apache as WordPress doesn't
> allow you to have a port number in the URL. There are some tutorials out
> there to help you get going on whatever OS you use - I won't claim to be an
> expert by any means.
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