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    Accessing a test Web site

    Here in the office we add to our hosts file the address of the test site, which resides in the same server that the production site. I would like to be able to have some of our customers to access the test site to get their feed back. Maybe this is very basic but has elude me on my web searches.
    The server is in Vultr and responds to both the production server and the test server. The sites names are in this form: www.website.com and www.websitedev.com.

    Thanks for the help

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    Use a subdomain

    a subdomain, depending on your web host can be
    Code:
    /www/yourdomain/htdocs/index.php
    as a path example and your host may use folders in the htdocs folder as subdomains or in the yourdomain folder, the subdomain folder. Examples

    Code:
    /www/yourdomain/htdocs/index.php
    /www/yourdomain/htdocs/yoursubdomain/index.php
    or
    Code:
    /www/yourdomain/htdocs/index.php
    /www/yourdomain/yoursubdomain/index.php
    which technically is outside your htdocs and shouldn't be served but my host allows both methods, in the latter, you set up a virtual path in the control pannel to link to the subdomain that is hidden, the other is accessed when you link the same type of link to a folder in the htdocs folder.

    In both cases, your URL would be protocol://subdomain.yourdomain.tld/index.ext

    So find out how your host or server deals with subdomains, set one up and upload your test site that can be as fully featured as you wish.
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