What options do I have to temporarily or permanently hide a website.
I am working on the website on my local computer but want to post it to my hosted live environment but do not want it public and indexed by google until I am happy with it.
I am in a hosted environment so I was thinking of using a robots.txt file but was concerned that when I was ready to go public I have told google to ignore me and I could not undo the ignore.
Also in a related goal I would like to host a website just for a personal blog. How can I insure that no one will see it ever.