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How to protect site in testing mode from indexing spiders, etc.


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I am in the beginning stages of putting up my commerce site. Bought my oscommerce template from template monster. Am able to edit PHP and HTML, etc.


I want to put the site up (perhaps password-protected?) but not have it accessible by spiders or accidental would-be customers.


I don't want to test on my PC as I have no SQL or Apache server. My hosting service does. Thanks.

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The only sure way is to pass protect it. I you want to be the only person looking at it, that is what you should do. Otherwise you could put a robots.txt in the directory where you store is. Just search Google for blocking bots with robots.txt.

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