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How do I view my website without using the temporary URL?



Some websites such as WordPress will not work correctly when being viewed on the temporary URL provided in your welcome email. If you still wish to view your website before updating your nameserver entries, please do the following:

Browse to the following directory in your C Drive > Windows > System32 > Drivers > Etc > Edit the file named "hosts" with a text editor such as notepad.

By default, there should be a line like this:

"127.0.0.1       localhost"

Go to the next line and add this:

5.101.174.62 yourdomain.com
5.101.174.62 www.yourdomain.com

Please replace yourdomain.com with your own domain and change 5.101.174.62 to the IP address allocated for your account. To find which IP is allocated for your account, login to your cPanel, and on the right hand side you should find it listed under "Shared IP address" or "Dedicated IP address". Another way you can find this out if you have WHM access is by going to WHM > List Accounts > Search yourdomain.com and the IP Address will be listed.

Save the file and restart your browser.
When visiting your website on the regular domain you will now see the version on our servers.

Make sure the remove or comment out the lines once you've updated your nameserver entries.


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