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Old 26th January 2010, 00:41
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I think I"ve seen this asked before but can't find it again...

Is it possible to view a web site hosted by ispconfig prior to the domain being resolved in DNS or even before registration?

The reason being, I have a couple of sites on other servers, I want to rebuild them on my own and then when I'm happy with them, switch the DNS settings to my own server.
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Old 26th January 2010, 09:01
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Such function does not exist in ISPConfig but you can do it by adding your site and ip to hosts file. If you are on Linux / Mac type:

sudo nano -w /etc/hosts

and type the following below other records. Change the ip and domain to yours. sitetotest.com

In Windows this file is located under:


Now you can test sites before DNS change. Don't forget to remove them after the change of DNS
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Old 27th January 2010, 12:45
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ok that's great
i'll give it a try thanks
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