Previewing a web site before the DNS change


#1

I’m having a hard time figuring out how to view my web site using the ip number, rather than waiting for the DNS to transfer.

I’ve read the wiki instructions as to how to do this, but it refers only to doing it on a windows machine.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Domains/Transfers/_Transfer_Hosting#How_can_I_view_content_on_my_new_site_before_my_domain_is_transferred.3F

I’m on a mac so the above instructions don’t help. On my old hosting service, I had a url I could use (something like: 1.2.3.4/site/ ). How can I do it with Dreamhost?

Thanks!


#2

One option is to create a free dreamhosters.com sub-domain and set it to mirror your real domain, you can then access your site via the dreamhosters.com URL until your DNS has propagated.

This procedure is outlined in the wiki article linked below;

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change

Mark


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#3

That’s exactly what I was looking for, but couldn’t find. Thank you. I’ll give it a shot.


#4

No problem, you are more than welcome :slight_smile:

The wiki contains a wealth of information, but finding exactly what you need can be a little difficult at times.

Mark


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