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I have worked with coldFusion for quite a while but it has always been on small projects. what i have always done in the past is to keep a copy of the site files on the local machine and work from those in dreamweaver and when they were ready, i woudl upload them right onto the production server. but as i am getting into large and larger projects i am beginning to see why i keep seeing reference to a testing or staging server. but since i have never done this before, i am tryign to wrap my brain around ...

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    I have worked with coldFusion for quite a while but it has always been on small
    projects. what i have always done in the past is to keep a copy of the site
    files on the local machine and work from those in dreamweaver and when they
    were ready, i woudl upload them right onto the production server. but as i am
    getting into large and larger projects i am beginning to see why i keep seeing
    reference to a testing or staging server. but since i have never done this
    before, i am tryign to wrap my brain around thsi concept. here is how i am
    assuming it is done: i keep a local copy of the site files and work from those
    in dreamweaver - oncei am ready to preview a live CF page, i would then upload
    it to a testing server runnign coldfusion (perhaps the developer version?).
    then once it previews properly on the test server i woudl copy the file to the
    production server. is that correct? then when setting up a site in
    dreamweaver there is the local Info section which specifies where the local
    copy of the files are, and then i woudl assume that the 'remote Info' section
    woudl hold the info about the production server. and that the 'testign server'
    section would hold the info about the testing/staging server right? ok so if
    that is correct then what is the process in dreamweaver? i open up a local
    copy of a CFM filt eo work on, make some chages and then how do i get it to the
    test server? perhaps thats what i am missing - because if i cilck the upload
    button it will upload to the production server right? i know these seem like
    dumb questions but this is just a portion of CF/DW that i have never used
    before and any help or direction to tutorials on this topic woudl be greatly
    appreciated.

    dwd1 Guest

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    can anyone help me out here?
    dwd1 Guest

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