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Accessing the HTML pages before the domain propagates

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mpierre, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. mpierre

    mpierre Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2002
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    It is possible to access an account's CPanel before the domain name propagates. It is also possible to upload files via FTP, all using the server domain name ( or for that matter, the domain name of every other account on the server ).

    It is even possible to read the POP e-mails.

    However, I am using a PHP program which requires executing a setup script in PHP, with various procedures to follow.

    The problem I have is that whenever I setup a new account with the program or I move from one server to another, I cannot perform this setup until the DNS has propagated.

    I can install all the files, setup the Database, but I cannot do the steps in the PHP script.

    The main problem I have, is that :

    1 - I cannot hit refresh until the domain propagates
    2 - Even if I did, someone might see the domain before me, if it propagates faster.

    So, I am looking to find a way to access these PHP files in my browser using a sub-directory of the server ( such as :, or

    I am not in the same location of the server and I am not on the same &ISP&.

    Thank you everyone !

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