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    Allow Remote Access to Localhost (XAMPP, but general question)

    I'm in need of a relatively simple non-complicated solution to allow clients access to my local XAMPP site directory so they can view their site as it's being built.

    I'm with Comcast & have a dynamic IP address. I'm OK to do what I need to do but I'm having trouble knowing where to start exactly. XAMPP works with the Apache server.

    Are there any other ways I can get this going quickly... maybe with a program like LogMeIn or ConnectToMyPC, etc.

    Appreciate any starting point ideas...!

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    I would *not* give *any* clients remote access to your workstations/servers.

    Residential broadband service usually blocks incoming port 80 requests.

    Toss it up on a subdirectory or subdomain on your host (if you have one). Maybe password protect the directory too, although there are pros and cons to this.
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    Hey thanks Force Flow but damn, not quite what I was hoping for. I'm working with a CMS and blog etc., so it's a pain in the **** to change all of the server & DB settings just to show them how it's coming along. Guess I need to start looking into a mirrored development server ... ?

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    Barefoot on the Moon! silver trophy Force Flow's Avatar
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    You can either not overwrite the config file on the server with the DB info, or you can use the same login info between your local copy and the copy on your server. Then you can upload and overwrite everything on the server, (minus the config file if the login info is different)

    As for the database, just do an export in phpmyadmin locally, drop the tables of the existing DB on the server, then import your local export to the DB on the server.
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