Visit site before Nameserver propogation



I wanted to know if it were possible for me to visit/update my website before updating its nameserver.

Currently, I have a website that I want hosted by DreamHost. The website’s domain is being forwarded to another site within GoDaddy. Before I change the nameservers in GoDaddy and have the site hosted by DreamHost, I want to install a script, update information… etc.



You can do it with the hosts file trick


Here’s the wiki entry, including the hosts file fix.