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The simple answer is yes, you can build anything locally and then deploy it when you are ready. As you are new I would suggest having a look at Laragon rather than XAMPP. It is very easy to use and in my view a better set of options and interface than XAMPP. With Laragon you instantly install WordPress, as many installs as you like and assign it any .test ...


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It is quite trivial do do so. The simplest way is just to pretend you have a domain by adding it to your internal network. If you only develop on one computer, then just change the hosts (/etc/hosts on Unix) file to point a name to your local computer's IP address (Done this dozens of time, it is that simple!) Then you just develop normally using the name ...


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Absolutely. For doing everything on your computer (or locally), I recommend Local by Flywheel. While the other answers (XAMPP, Docker) work great, I think Local by Flywheel greatly simplifies the process of setting up a local environment much better. It sets up a WordPress site with a domain name that can only be accessed thru the computer it is installed in....


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You can also use WordPress in Docker for a quick local setup, or to use on a container-based environment, like Netlify who are free for small projects. Here is a feature about using WordPress on Netlify: https://www.netlify.com/with/wordpress/ Using a docker-compose.yml based on the quickstart instructions, you can install and connect two local servers, an ...


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This is quite doable. XAMPP should work fine for this. The biggest gotchas will be converting any code that does not use relative addressing to work with a domain and HTTPS. You can likely get closer to your goal by using the hosts file on your computer to create a domain name (but only have it work on computers with a modified hosts file) WordPress is a ...


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Google always shows the actual URL for your site and never uses alternate domains. If you want to show your custom domain in the Google Search results, you have to use that domain for your site. Wordpress.com has instructions for doing so here. The basic steps are: Register the domain Add the domain to your wordpress.com account Point or transfer the ...


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When I was starting out in SEO we had ten out of ten spots for a plumber search in a major metro. Honestly, I don't remember how we did it, and none of the stuff we did there would work now. I am a little confused by your question. The entire point of a landing page is to rank for that keyword, deliver content, convert, more efficiently than the home page. ...


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"So this means that no one has this domain, can i host this domain without buying it from somewhere?" No, at least if you want it to be reachable publicly from anywhere. Simple to see why: imagine if you choose a name for your website, and someone else also uses the same name. How would it work globally if nothing enforces uniqueness? After that, ...


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Expanding on the earlier answer, you could use a single mod_rewrite rule to handle different robots.txt files for any number of subdomains. For example: RewriteEngine On # Rewrite "robots.txt" to "robots-<subdomain>".txt RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?!www)([a-z]+)\.example\.com RewriteRule ^robots\.txt$ robots-%1.txt [L] Any request ...


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I dont know the limits if your privider, but from a technology POV - Instrad if adding individual CNAMES you can use a wildcard for all subdomains - normally depucted as "*" in DNS servers (ie create *.example.com". I would recommend you use an A reciord rather then a CNAME because CNAMES as musunderstood. Nothing you do on DNS can provide a ...


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Although you cannot delete the A record for apex domain, Aplus.net does allow for CNAME-based aliasing. First, generate the dns target for the www subdomain in Heroku, e.g. whispering-willow-5678.herokudns.com. Then, in the Aplus.net control panel for the domain, delete the A www record create a CNAME www record with the Heroku dns target (include a period ...


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My question is do these listed prices include one year registration or it is separate? You should ask the provider, it should be clearly explained. You could suppose it includes one year extension BUT how transfers work depend on TLDs, hence registries, so you need to have the authoritative answer from your registrar. At registry level, a .com like any ...


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TTL is your friend. Before migrating ask the registrar to change the TTL for the nameservers, if possible to 600 seconds or the minimum available. When I migrate websites using Cpanel for instance, apart of changing nameservers at the registrar to point to nameservers for server B, I normally change the IP address in old nameservers to point to the new ...


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You can use a CName to map your desired sub domain to your Netlify site as per their documentation: Mapping an existing sub-domain The important thing is that both ends (Google Domains and Netlify) need to know about the new domain. In summary you need to configure your external DNS provider to point your domain to Netlify: On your Netlify control panel, ...


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