I am very new to creating websites so I realize I may be making some dumb responses. My apologies in advance.
I want to have a local development/test environment on my Win XP PC. I have installed XAMPP and WordPress 3.2 on my PC and currently have one test site running.
My main question is how to setup additional test sites on the same PC. I have seen many tutorials, etc on the web that do a good job of explaining how to get the first site operational but I haven't found complete instructions for going beyond this. There always seem to be some reference/instruction that is either vague or incomplete.
A sub-question to this: How difficult will it be to upload the development sites to the web-hosting provider when they are ready? Does anyone have an opinion whether Instant WordPress would facilitate this?