How to keep the website offline?

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asked Oct 10, 2012 in General by Susan3 (880 points)
Hello there

I am about to start a new website and I want to keep it offline until I am completely done. How can I do I set my website to stay in the offline mode before going live?

thanks

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answered Oct 10, 2012 by validnet (1,140 points)
You can use a password protect on your directory or simply use  a blank index.html file.
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answered Oct 10, 2012 by WebProX (12,200 points)
Build the website inside a folder and make the index.php file in the root with the below tag:

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />
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answered Oct 10, 2012 by expert (14,380 points)
You can put an under construction or  coming soon page. Then, you need to make a sub domain and work on your sub domain until you’re done and then transfer the contents of the sub domain to your main domain.
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