How to have https to site for WordPress before domain is live


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I signed up with DreamHost shared unlimited hosting to migrate a couple of web sites. On one I need to do some WordPress configuration and migration before it goes live, so I want httpS access for security before DNS points to the new site. I can’t get this to work.

  1. I can’t enable https on the domain in the DreamHost domain panel, I get “Sorry! It does not appear that you are hosting this domain here. … Please have your external DNS configured to point to your DreamHost website.” True… but I don’t want to do that before the new site sort-of works.

  2. I’ve added an entry in my /etc/hosts for skierpage-dot-com pointing to the DreamHost IP, but it only works for http. https (after I bypass Firefox’s security warning) gives “Site not found”.

  3. I’ve been able to enable https for the mirrored domain at skierpage.dreamhosters.com, but viewing over https likewise gives “Site not found.”

Again, I need https access to the WordPress admin interface before DNS points www.skierpage-dot-com to my domain. Thanks for suggestions!


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