We’re using Domain Access to manage a number of related subdomains on a single server. I prefer to develop and test locallly, then push my changes out to a testing server so that other people can try the system. I use the same domain names on my computer and on the test server so that I don’t have to make any changes in the database. To switch between them, I comment or uncomment a line like
127.0.0.1 example.com sub1.example.com sub2.example.com
in my /etc/hosts file.
However, Firefox caches the domain name information, and it can be confusing to figure out which server I’m on. The following setup makes this much easier:
In an ideal world, I’ll have a plugin that automatically twiddles my DNS entries, too. =)
Oops. I’m a bit late. =)
There wasn’t much else to report besides the GBS Learning Week and my feedback from it. Worked a lot during those four days, ended up slightly frazzled on Thursday and thinking about overtime. Survived making seven presentations in one week! Also, got some practice in driving, came across a few cool videos, such as What teachers make (inspiring) and the Emacs Org Google tech talk (geeky), and worked on some more Drupal stuff. Had nice chat with Mom.
Goals for this week: