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Emulate ssl for localhost dev site [on hold]

There is a simple way to test a site in ssl in development? I use sites like environment for php and mysql ampps (osx) and then localhost. Does anyone have any help for me? ty
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Cross browser testing strategy on Mac OS? [duplicate]

I'm working on a Mac environment. Years ago I had four different "Parallels" installations to be able to test websites on four different IE versions. That worked for a while – but it is a bit crazy to ...
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How to mass test a list of domains to find out if any of them banned by Google?

I have a list of 300 domains. I want to find out which of them are banned on Google. How can I easily find out which ones would have Google penalties?
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Is there any way to simulate a slow connection between my server and an iPad (without installing anything on the server)?

Some of our webapp users have difficulty on slower connections. I"m trying to get a better idea of what that "speed barrier is" so I'd like to be able to test a variety of connection speeds. I've ...
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How do you send a URL request with upper-case characters in the domain name?

I wanted to see how my site would respond to a request if the hostname is in capital letters instead of the usual lower-case. I tried doing that on FireFox and Chrome, but they automatically convert ...
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How do you test non-live sites before switching DNS?

I have a few websites that I need to move to a new server - how would I test that they work before switching DNS? What URL would I navigate to?
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Can I view my PC localhost test site on my android tablet without uploading it?

I am working on a web site which is running on my PC via XAMPP. I want to test the site on my android tablet (galaxy tab) to make sure that the responsive design behaves that way it is designed to. ...
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Good practice for sending out test emails without being classified as a spammer

I am trying out some new ideas involving HTML emails that will be sent from my site. I am sending lots of test emails to my Gmail and Yahoo accounts, all of which go straight to the spam folder. ...
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Terminology: what is the correct term to refer to a *particular* browser, OS and device combination?

We all do "browser testing" on a variety of web browsers, operating systems and devices. But what is the correct term to refer to a particular browser, OS and device combination? Or, to put it ...
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Are testing website URLs considered duplicate content and do they trigger penalties?

I have a website with several thousand pages and I generate a small version of it (100 pages) which I upload to a temporary testing.mywebsite.com URL for testing purposes. Yet, it could be seen as ...
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How to preview and INTERACT in many browsers [closed]

What are some services or technologies (free or paid) for Getting a static preview (like a screenshot) of my HTML pages (either local or remote) in many common browser/OS combinations like ...
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Get ping between countries? [closed]

I need to get ping address between two countries, when I located in third place. Which service do you suggest to decide this task?
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Trying to improve the server response time

I have used the Google Developer PageSpeed Test and it suggests this: Improve server response time Suggestions for this page Long web server response times delay page loading. Reduce your response ...
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Is it a good idea to use Normalize.CSS in every website?

For tablet and other mobile devices, new browsers are popping out like mushrooms, and it's practically becoming very difficult to test the rendering of every website we design on all such browsers. Is ...
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Is it necessary to browser QA different versions of non-IE Browsers?

For example, is there a chance that Chrome 25 will render an element differently than Chrome 26? If the answer is "no", a link to a resource that explains why there are no differences in redering ...
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How can I test IE10 on Mac?

How can I test web sites in IE10 on Mac? Currently I am testing IE9 in VirtualBox with Windows 7 installed from Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image. I could not find similar image ...
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Setting up a VM testing server [MySQL, HTML, & PHP webstore] Testing for SQL correctness?

Question: Is there a way to test for correctness once the SQL DB copy has been installed on the local machine so I can confidently move to step number 3? Is there any information on the web that would ...
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Tool for running a diff against production and test servers?

We're about to have a major site infrastructure migration (new OS, upgraded PHP, etc). We currently have a live test mirror of the new environment running, using the production file system. We're ...
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JMeter: how to asign a single distinct value from CSV Data Set Config to each thread in thread group?

I have to make a load test for a relatively large number of users so I cant really use User Parameters pre-processor to parametrize each thread with custom user data. I've read that I should use CSV ...
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How to automate website UI testing

I would be rolling out many incremental updates/features to my website and I want to make sure no existing functionality is affected. How can I automate this process? I know there are some tools ...
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GA UA codes for testing site - set up

Anyone know the process for using a GA live UA code to test a site in development. I.e. I have a live site with a GA UA code attached, tracking live traffic data etc e.g. UA-123456. I've been told ...
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How to find out if my hosting's speed is good enough?

There are lots of different online performance tests: Google PageSpeed Insights iWebTool Speed Test AlertFox Page Load Time WebPageTest Also there are several desktop/client software such as: ...
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Can I test my affiliate ID on a dummy webpage without it being suspended?

I was recently accepted into the Amazon affiliate program, as I'm planning on advertising books I read on my website. Before going live with my website, I would like to: test the whole affiliate ...
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What is a good solution for UA testing multiple projects simultaneously?

My client often has several projects/tasks going at once that sometimes need to be tested simultaneously on one website. They are often separate applications on the website, but sometimes share UDFs, ...
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When is it ethical/legal to use a service like luckyorange.com?

http://www.luckyorange.com/index.php While I know that tools like this might be tremendously useful for me as a site owner, as a user I would find it really creepy if a site recorded all my mouse ...
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Easy to use tool to send screenshots from a website?

Is there tool or widget that I can embed in my site that would allow visitors sending me a screenshot of the current page? It would be helpful for reporting errors they encounter on the site.
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Do I really need to test on different OSes?

I know testing websites on different browsers is important, but do browsers really render pages differently on different OSes? For example, do I have to test Chrome for Mac, Linux and Windows to ...
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Joomla Backend running slow on localhost

I made a local backup of my Joomla site a few months ago to test changes before updating the live site. Everything worked fine. Today I checked the local version after a while but when I open access ...
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Access a PLESK website before propagation?

My web host uses Plesk and I want to know if there is anyway to access and view a website (with PHP and other processes being functional) without propagation of the domain name? I have found ...
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How do you set the width of the browser using Google Chrome

In IE you can set the browser width to be 1024x768, for example, to test your site. How can you do this in Chrome? I can't find an equivalent setting anywhere? I'm using 'Tools -> Developer tools'. I ...
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Are there any programs that i can use to test my website against hacks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools to check for common vulnerabilities? Are there any applications out there that can run random queries against my website and try and find holes in it? My ...
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Which mobile browsers for testing?

I've mobile optimised a site with media queries and I now want to know which devices / emulators I should test with. Where can I find information on what mobile browsers are out there, ideally with a ...
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Recommendations for Setup of Test Environment

We host several sites on a Cloud server. It constantly seems to be getting picked up by Google, but our clients need to be able to access there in progress builds to add content. This brings with it ...
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setup test domain ready for site launch

I'm about to launch a site on a live server, after developing it with xampp on localhost. I first want to test the site before i make it live. How do i setup this up so I have it in a subdomain (i.e. ...
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Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd?

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to diigo.com or bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it is ...
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False positives when testing IE6 in virtual machines

I'm a tester for a small organization that creates web applications supporting the full gamut of IE versions. One of my jobs is to ensure that the application works well in Microsoft Internet ...
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Has Microsoft stopped offering the free Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image for IE 6 testing?

For some time now, Microsoft has made available free, stripped-down, time-limited Virtual PC images for testing web apps in older versions of IE. The most recent version is here: ...
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Automated Website Testing/Sanity/Quality

I am thinking about building a tool that starts from the root of a webpage and traverses the entire website gathering a list of resources such as CSS/HTML/Javascript files and then runs CSS/Javascript ...
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different confirmation boxes on firefox when running remotewebdriver tests

When testing my webapp manually I get a confirm box: , the browser renders it with an overlay, but when run with remotewebdriver the overlay is not present and the confirm is in a window , any idea ...
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What is a deploy script?

Conversation: Me: How do we do the swap over though? Won't there be downtime no matter how we do it? X: Well, we will need to do a complete deploy script of all the steps that must be ...
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Check website against corporate internet filters

So there are plenty of services to check your website in all browsers. There are many different scenarios to test a website with/without css, with/without javascript, many different screen resolutions ...
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Checking if email addresses are valid

The host of the site I'm working on tends to shut off email if a certain number of fails take place. Needless to say this is a bit of a pain even if it's justified to fight spam. Is there a way to ...
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How can I have multiple sessions in FF without using profiles?

I'd like to test my website as different users simultaneously, ideally on Firefox. Currently the only ways I know of doing this are Using different browsers Using profiles with FF It's frustrating ...
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How can I test my web site in IE6, IE7, IE8, and IE9?

Is there any Windows 7 application for that?
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Weird Results A/B Test in Google Website Optimizer

I set up a test in Google Website Optimizer that has a 3 variations - original (A), B, and C. In order to further validate the results of the test, I added a variation C that is exactly the same as ...
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Testing website with a low CPU ghz

Is there a way to simulate (maybe online) the rendering of a page with a low-end pc? Actually I am testing it with an i7, but I guess not everyone got a quad-core. (ps. without downclocking my pc) ...
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Testing Silverlight Installation Experience

In my web app I use Silverlight. Since I already have Silverlight installed I cannot test how my webapp behaves in case a user has no Silverlight installed, or has old version of it, or their computer ...
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Is it costly to leave the Console and Script features enabled in Firebug?

For some time now, I've run Firebug constantly enabled to do quick DOM inspections, leaving the Console and Script panels disabled. I'm just starting to use these two features so I don't have to keep ...
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Should sites be tested in both Chrome and Safari?

While recently doing testing for a new web project, it occurred to me that Safari and Chrome both use the Webkit engine, yet are produced by two different companies (Apple and Google). Since it is ...
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Testing new changes to website while retaining ability to revert back to original - to protect SEO

If I'm making changes to site code, content, adding/removing pages, changing links, changing database structure, etc.. How do I safely test all these changes, while still maintaining ability to revert ...