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Publishing a Drupal Commerce Kickstart site in WebMatrix to a Local File System


I have a Drupal Commerce Kickstart website created in WebMatrix 3 that I want to be able to pass to a colleague via email/dropbox/etc so that he can check it out and comment.

Can it be done?

Is there any other way for me to "share" the website without publishing it online?

Thanks for your time.

Asked by: wortos
on May 13, 2013

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Webmatrix is running on your local machine with it's own built-in Web server and I presume is accessing a local MySQL server that's on your local machine. If that's the case the only way to share this with a colleague is to upload the complete file structure to Dropbox and a backup of your MySQL database, have the person download the site and database backup and set both up on his local machine. He would need to be have already created a BLANK MySQL database on his local machine with the same username and password as on yours (most people set up Local MySQL with the User: root and your on password).

This is actually a lot of work and a real hassle to do each time if you are making constant changes that you want to share. Might be much better to get a cheap hosting account and give the person access. Or you could look at a Free Windows Azure Website account.

Answer by: OutdoorEd
Posted: Jun 29, 2013