Installing and building site on VPS prior to having a domain
For example, my VPS can be accessed at an IP address like "http://126.96.36.1999/"
The domain is registered elsewhere. I would like to install and build the site on the VPS then point the domain there once the site is completed. Would I simply need to change BASE_URL in the configuration to achieve this without breaking paths or causing problems?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
We'll regularly develop locally for example, on my local machine 'clank', so I'll use something likehttp://cattoys.clank as the development URL. We'll then copy up the whole site to a server and it'll run off of the new domain without any other changes.
It's recommended that once you are running on the live domain (and if you are running a site on a VPS that isn't using virtual hosts) to populate the Canonical URLs, it helps prevent a very specific security issue I believe.