[ic] Can i have UI on and the site offline?

Jim Balcom jim@idk-enterprises.com
Tue, 3 Apr 2001 21:09:26 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Dan B wrote:

DB>>>Is there a way to have the UI on,but have the site off-line?
DB>>>I what to be able to change the sites without the users to be able to
DB>>>see the changes i do until I finish.
DB>>If you are talking about general changes, then:
DB>>Alan Young, Mike Heins, and I discussed that in a few recent posts, you 
DB>>might try digging that up.
DB>>I believe the most valuable setup to to run two catalogs: 1 production, and 
DB>>1 development.  Using CVS, you can roll some devleopment features back to 
DB>>production (bug fixes), or upgrade to entirely new versions with additional 
DB>>Basically what you need is an experienced unix admin to set this up to be 
DB>>But if you are talking about data changes, then:
DB>>Download the database into some format (e.g. text), and make all the 
DB>>changes you want, then upload them all at once.

If he has control of his DNS server, he could set it all up under
www.test.mydomain.com, and once it was ready move it over to

But, how complicated would it be to remove that 'test' in the final
production? And, it would require DNS changes, which may not be easily

-= Jim =-

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