Visiting Site if domain not pointing yet


#1

Hi everyone. How do you visit your site if your domain isn’t pointing to it yet? I want to test to see if things work while the domain’s new information propagates through the internet (it takes about 48 hours).

Thanks!


#2

You can either create a *.dreamhosters.com subdomain to mirror your site as explained in this wiki article, or create a temporary entry in your HOSTS file on your local computer.

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#3

Thank you. I will check it out :slight_smile:


#4

You’re welcome!

Let us know if you need more detailed instructions. I seem to recall a more detailed page somewhere on the wiki, but my search skills seem to have escaped me this evening.

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#5

I think the page you are thinking of is this page describing how to view your site before DNS changes, which discusses the use of sub domains for this purpose and also provide an alternate method. :wink:

–rlparker


#6

Thanks too :slight_smile:


#7

Aha! That’s the page!

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