1. I'm not sure what you mean by unique IP address. If you want to test your code, you can do so on any Windows computer, running web server software, such as IIS. For testing purposes, this computer does not even have to be connected to the Internet (or even to a local network if your web browser is also running on the same computer). When testing locally, you can use localhost as the host name. You can also use 127.0.0.1 as the IP address, but this is unnecessary. This is all explained in the various topics under the "Getting Started" section in the FoxWeb documentation.
2. As long as you follow the recommended procedures in the Locating and Addressing Scripts topic of the documentation (use relative URLs), then you should be able to easily copy your application to another server. In terms of licensing, you will need to either purchase a second license for your live server, or you will need to uninstall the license from your test/dev server and install it on your live server. If you want to maintain your test/dev server, you can purchase a development license, which is cheaper than a regular production license.
3. As long as the live server is running an identical version of VFP as your test/dev server, you don't need to copy any source files (.fwx, or prg) -- only the compiled .fxp files are necessary. If your live server is running a different VFP build, then you should only copy your source files and re-compile them on the server.
4. FoxWeb and VFP are only compatible with Windows.
5. Unless you are on a shared Windows server with FoxWeb pre-installed by the provider, you can't use FoxWeb on a shared hosting solution. I recommend that you use a dedicated server, dedicated virtual server, or our own hosting service.
Sent by eliot gonsalves on 04/22/2009 04:35:11 AM:
I have just purchased foxweb, and I have a few doubts and problems that I have encountered when trying to load my web pages on my web server.
1. Is it necessary that I should have a unique IP address to run my website on the web server?
2. If it is necessary, and I get a unique IP address, and feed it into the Foxweb control center (just to test on a temporary site that I have)... when I finally decide to upload the tested website on a new website, will I be able to change the IP address on the control panel so that I can load the site on a new web server IP address. (I have a license for one server)
3. Is it necessary to upload both fwx and fxp files on the web server to run properly.
4. Will my site run on a Debian/Linux web server?
5. In the documentation, you mention that I would have to install foxweb on the web server. How is this possible with shared hosting solutions? What are the parameters to be met by the web server in the case of shared hosting solutions?