Viewing files before propagation


#1

Is it possible to view uploaded files through some kind of alias before DNS propagation has taken place? I would like to do some testing prior to switching.


#2

Yes, setup a subdomain off of dreamhost.com, ie

test-mydomain.dreamhost.com

and just have the “Web Directory” be the same directory for both.

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#3

I’m not quite sure I understand. Are you saying I can setup a subdomain of whatever.dreamhost.com? How do I make the web directory for both be the same?


Simon Jessey
Keystone Websites | si-blog


#4

Set it up as a free “mirror” domain, mirroring the other domain. Or make it fully hosted and set the web directory to be the same. First is better since it doesn’t waste a fully hosted domain.

If you want to be nice to us, remove it when you’re done. The dreamhost.com zone file is huge…


#5

Thank you for you help, guys. I will have a go at the mirroring. Oh and don’t worry, I’ll be deleting the subdomain after no more than 3 weeks.


Simon Jessey
Keystone Websites | si-blog