See Hosted Website before DNS changes?

CraftyPanda

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Hi all,

Is it possible to look at a website hosted on my Cpanel server before the DNS has propergated over? Just to make sure its working correctly before I change the DNS.

Thank you
Andy
 

quietFinn

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Feb 4, 2006
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Did you try http://<SERVER_IP>/~CPANELUSERNAME ?

If you have "Apache mod_userdir Tweak" enabled then exclude "DefaultHost (nobody)".
 

WhiteDog

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What you can do is park a subdomain (or another domain you own) on top of the account and point that (sub)domain to the server.
This is more secure then using http://<SERVER_IP>/~CPANELUSERNAME and gives less problems with url's when testing things.