View Full Version : MAMP/WP/Dreamweaver site definition local/remote issues

03-01-2009, 10:31 PM

I've seen and read all of the MAMP / WordPress tutorials, and also the MAMP / Dreamweaver one. No one has been able to tell me if:
The local host and the remote host are the same, wouldn't I define remote as "none", since it's already defined in the local?

My info is:

**Local Info window:**
Local Root folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs: (do i leave off :wordpress?)
http address: http://localhost:8888/wordpress/
Link relative to document? or does it matter?

**Remote Info window:**
Access: Local/Network
Remote folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:
or is remote all "None" because it's the same location as local?

Testing Server is PHP...Local Area Network, Folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:
URL Prefix is http://localhost:8888/wordpress/

I have searched and searched online for info, but none was specific to this, thanks!

03-02-2009, 02:06 AM
set the local to a folder on your working directory ie Sites/wordpress
testing server could be to a folder in htocs called wordpress if you want more then make a folder called wordpress and use that.
make the remote the same as the testing and this will work fine locally

03-02-2009, 03:24 AM
So my remote and testing server have to match, got that thanks :)

1) would it mess up Dreamweaver if the local site is the same exact path as the remote? As putting the file on itself? The tutorials for Wordpress / MAMP have the local path exist in the same place as the remote and don't say the rest:
Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:
2) still not sure if I need :wordpress to be included at the end or can stop at :htdocs):

Can you look at a more concrete setting example like:

*Local Info*
Local root folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:wordpress:
Links relative to: Document? or Site root?
HTTP address: http://localhost:8888/wordpress/ (confirmed)

*Remote Info*
Access: Local/Network
Remote folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:wordpress:

*Testing Server Info*
Server model: PHP MySQL
Access: Local/Network
Testing server folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:wordpress:
URL Prefix: http://localhost:8888/wordpress/ (confirmed)

is :wordpress path at end, optional for all MAMP/Wordpress installations? some tutorials stop at :htdocs I think? sounds like if all 3 match then MAMP can find it all?

03-02-2009, 03:37 AM
no if htdocs would be your main site for example think of each folder being a sub domain, in real terms it keeps your sites (if you develop more , which im sure you will) seperate.
personally this set up suits me then when im happy (enough) with the site locally i upload using a third party ftp program

03-02-2009, 06:09 AM
Hi, thanks for responding again, you are awesome!

I finally found a Dreamweaver MX community tutorial guide to purchase that:
1) used a different folder to house the "local" files
2) it said defining a remote site isn't essential using MAMP for the local testing.

But do you think a remote server can probably be added to repeat what the testing server is already set to anyway?

Maybe I should make the local files in a separate location as the remote ones to avoid confusion.

03-02-2009, 06:24 AM
you can alays edit your settings later . i dont use mamp but it isnt so important i thinlk . personally i use pache2triad and in dw set the remote and testing folders the same. it suits my purpose