Production and Development same server
I am running a small home based LAMP server for a small web page. I both run in production mode and development mode the website using the same laptop.
I am wondering if I can use my apache server for development but some how have the domain name not be broadcasting globally when apache is on?
Some basics it is a simple LAMP setup using ddclient to create a fixed ip on a 127.0.0.1:8080 host and when I connect it to the internet my domain name resolves to a fixed ip.
Ideally, I would like to have apache on, connect to the internet through my router, but not have my domain broadcast?
Is this possible?
ps I am a novice but can work terminal.