Web Direct: Local copy and server copy
We use a FM Advanced Server to server our Web Direct applications. As the main developer/maintenance person I have a local copy of the application on my computer for trying out changes/bug fixes.
I have tried a couple of time with FM13 to set up a Web Direct on my local computer from this local copy of the DB. But when I put in the web address that FM13 says it is using I get connection errors. If I do not put in a port number I get Web page can not be found. If I put 591 in as the port I get "that page can not be displayed".
I have no problem reaching the production Web Direct or the production Client. I just can not seem to get the local Web Direct to work so I can test changes from my local database.
Do you have FileMaker Server installed on your local computer? Unlike Instant Web Publishing, you can't use FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Advanced to publish to the web and so you have to use server to web publish.