Preview your website without changing DNS

To preview or develop your website before changing the DNS settings follow one of the below guides:

1. Using the admin interface

Visit the “Administration Control Panel” (refer to the email sent to you when the virtual server was created). Select Services -> Preview Website.

2. Modifying hosts file

On the device you wish to preview, edit its hosts file, adding the following line: must be replaced with your domain, and the value must be replaced with the hosting server’s IP. Contact our technical support to request this value.

Note: When done previewing you should revert this change in your hosts file.

Editing your hosts file:

Windows 8, 8.1, 10

Search “Notepad”, right click on it, and select “Run as administrator” from the context menu. In Notepad select “File”, “Open” and open the file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Windows 7

Click on “Start”, “Run” and enter: notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Mac OSX, Ubuntu, GNU/Linux

Open a terminal and enter: sudo vim /etc/hosts

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