I'm new in using XAMPP and I want to make a local and fully functional copy of our existing website with it, for development and testing purposes.
I already made a virtual host, which refers to our domain name on our local computer (I mean when you type the domain name in the browser you are referred to the local site copy)
Now my question is as follows:
In the copy of the website files there are referrals like
/www/d/o/m/domainname/public_html/ (this is to the root where also index.php is located)
I think these can be simply replaced by / since that is the root for the virtual host on our local computer. Or should I use the complete file path on this computer to the root instead?
If that is true then I wouldnt have to change a thing when I place the website files at C:/www/d/o/m/domainname/ on our local computer
If this not correct, what should I do with referrals like:
/www/d/o/m/domainname/app/ which is one level above the root on the original server (where the site is hosted in reality)
What to do with those? I'm afraid that if I use /app locally it woon't be recognized since app is one level above the root.
Any help would be very appreciated!