Okay so I have a wordpress website that I've been developing locally on my netbook. I want to be able to develop it both on my netbook and on my desktop so in order to ease the process and not have to reconfigure stuff each time I switch between the two, I decided to host my database remotely on my website, and then just configure the code for the local install to refer to the same database etc.
I've followed this guide:
and it does not seem to be working for me. I have gone on my host's control panel (Dreamhost) and put my local IP as an allowable host, and I've set my wp-config files to map to my domain. And yet it still will not go through.
Any clues on what I'm doing wrong?
The only step in that link I didn't follow was: --Replace each instance of 'localhost' with your 'Server Name' in MAMP. (localhost is default)
Because I don't actually know what that means exactly? I don't know what it means to replace localhost with Server Name in MAMP...