Accessing the HTML pages before the domain propagates

mpierre

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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 : server.com/home/username/public_html/, or server.com:2083/home/username/public_html/)

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

Thank you everyone !