Site access before DNS finishes


#1

After I have purchased a new domain or added a domain registered elsewhere, I’d like to run a script, for the sake of simplicity, index.php. I recognize DNS propagation takes 24 hours or more. Because of that I can’t just navigate to xxx.com/index.php because no one knows where xxx.com is. Is there an alternative way for me to run my little index.php script? Like maybe an IP address or a server address?
Thank you.


#2

#3

Thank you.
The solution to immediate access to the database and site is in changing the hosts file on the computer on which the browser is running.


#4

That is one method. The link mentions that method as well as several others.