Could you not just leave the live site alone and create the new site locally using something like apache friends - xampp
I am currently migrating a website to new hosting, and am using a hosts file edit to see the new website using the same URL.
However, the staff here have continued to add to the website since the backup was taken, so I will have to do a bit of cross-referencing to add the extra articles. What I would like to know is if there is a simple way to bypass the line that redirects it in the hosts file without actually editing the file itself? I would need to be checking both the old and new sites repeatedly, so could do with being able to access both installs of the site concurrently.
Ideally I would like to have one browser open (say Firefox) with the new website in it, and one browser open (say IE) with the old website in it, so I can quickly copy and paste the newer articles across.
I don't really want to have to keep editing the hosts files to jump in and out of each website to copy and paste...
The only other thing Google has yielded so far is the idea of running virtual instances of Windows to do it - surely there has to be a less complicated way?
Does anyone have any experiences of doing this?
Ideally I just want to be able to access the two sites side by side if at all possible. I could still do it by logging into the old one and copy pasting batches of articles into Notepad, but I just thought it'd be a bit more convenient if there was a way to access them together and have them side by side to copy and paste. If there were a workaround where you could make one browser ignore the hosts file that'd be great, but I'm not sure if that's possible at this stage.
Can't you just remove the line in your hosts file and access the new website directly on the address of the new hosting?
Nice one guys, I will check these out!
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