How to Create a Test Shop

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This is optional but is recommended.

This is simply installing another Phoenix on your server where you can modify and play without any danger of breaking your live shop.

Create a new folder/directory on your server and name it.

Create a new text file.

Open it and click save as - select All types (*.*) next to file type - type the filename .htaccess and click save.

Create another text file

Open it and click save as - select All types (*.*) next to file type - type the filename .htpasswd and click save.

Copy and paste the following code into the .htaccess file and save

AuthType Basic
AuthName "My Protected Area"
AuthUserFile /path/to/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

- you need to replace /path/to/ with the full path particular to your server.

Below is a small PHP script that prints the full path to the directory it is placed in. Copy the code and paste it into a file called fullpath.php. You can then upload the file to the directory where you want to place the .htpasswd. Then point your browser to http://www.your-domain.com/path/to/fullpath.php
<?php
$dir = dirname(__FILE__);
echo "<p>Full path to this dir: " . $dir . "</p>";
echo "<p>Full path to a .htpasswd file in this dir: " . $dir . "/.htpasswd" . "</p>";
?>

Go to https://www.htaccesstools.com/htpasswd-generator/

Follow the instructions there i.e. enter a username and password and it will generate some code similar to this example - don't use this example!

Username:$apr1$OHIaiR2w$n6GlyntvlbKYE4.0veal1.

Copy and paste the code into the .htpasswd file and save

Create a new database.

Follow the instructions for installing Phoenix.