mayachaya — 2013-07-22T15:06:31-04:00 — #1
I am having trouble with what is the proper name for the desktop version of a web site. I've been unable to find any on-line help, and I'm thinking that maybe it's because I don't know the correct name (for technocrats, "geeks" etc.) to use for the desktop version.
I'm referring to the version of my website which I can use as a test folder, before actually uploading changes to my website.
(My problem began, I BELIEVE, but am not sure--with an upgrade of Java for Macs, after which my website still works correctly, but the desktop versions do not open.)
I'd love any help here!
dresden_phoenix — 2013-07-22T16:12:47-04:00 — #2
well your thinking is slightly off what usually happens during the development/deployment process.
Try to think of it this way:
(hence forth the word 'site' indicates all files, and folders in their specific order and structure).
1) a site stored in a machine that is not a server or is not connected to the internet is usually refereed to as "local"
2) if the machine is running as a server, it CAN the site can be referred to as a "locally hosted site". For example: http:// localhost/MySite/somePage.html or http:// 126.96.36.199/MySite/somePage.html. Note that Internet useres may or may not be able to view your site, but in either case you are reaching it via the HTTP protocol and not "file://" like the 'local' site.
3) the "LIVE" ( or "hosted") site is usually your final product and usually resides on a PUBLIC server or a HOSTING service, an thus is generally accessible to all via an internet connection using http.
hope that clears things up.
oddz — 2013-07-27T18:45:23-04:00 — #3
Something like that. Pretty much when the word *local is used it means working off local hardware rather than directly on a dedicated/shared live, qa, etc public/private server
mayachaya — 2014-01-09T13:41:26-05:00 — #4
Thanks, for that phrase, oddz. I now feel a bit braver about posting a more specific question. (Sorry for the delay in responding--can't explain it.)
mittineague — 2014-01-09T14:54:34-05:00 — #5
I always call it "localhost" because that's how I get to my computer's Apache server using a browser. (though 127.0.0.1 works too) eg.