access client site without using domain?

Discussion in 'General' started by dc41, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. dc41

    dc41 New Member

    I'm having trouble accessing client sites using the host webserver address plus the username, and I believe it is caused by some error I made when setting up ISPConfig

    What is the correct address to access a client's website using the server's address... not the client's domain name?

    For example, if the server is and the client's web username is bobshop, do I access the site with:
    "", or
    "", or

    I can't seem to find a combination that works. Is there a server setting that enables/disables this feature?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You mix up ispconfig 2 and 3, ispconfig 3 does not have any user sites.
  3. dc41

    dc41 New Member

    So with v3 there is no way to access the client site using the server address in place of the FQDN of the client's website? Or should it work with and I just don't have it set up correctly?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    There is no client site.
  5. dc41

    dc41 New Member

    Es tut mir leid, aber ich verstehe das nicht.

    Perhaps I'm using the wrong terms. I log into ISPConfig as admin, click on the sites tab, and create a website. The new site uses the default template, username bobshop, and the domain

    Does version 3 allow the user to view his site using or any variation like that? Is the only way to access the root directory for is to use ""?
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  7. dc41

    dc41 New Member

    I guess what I'm looking for is a solution to the following situation.

    A client already has a live website at We are developing a new site for him, and he wants to check on progress of the developing site. In cPanel all he would have to do is type in and he could see the site in development.

    Does ISPConfig 3 offer a similar function? ... a way to access the development site when the FQDN is pointing to the live site... not the development site?
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    A client in ispconfiog may have hundreds of sites, so accessing them by client name does not makes much sense. If you develop a website you normally use a subdoamin for it like and when the site shall go live you just change the domain name of the site from to
  9. discoverlinux

    discoverlinux New Member

    access site without domain

    Following on from this, while you are waiting for your domain to be created/updated, it would be useful to access the site just by IP and root path. Ensim pro can do this. Has anyone updated the apache conf to have both virtual and IP based sites?
  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig can do this too. Just assign a IP to the site and you can access it by IP. But most poeple dont have enough IP's, so they use namebased vhosts.

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