View site without domain

Discussion in 'General' started by Toucan, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    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.
  2. damir

    damir New Member

    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.

    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 :)
  3. Toucan

    Toucan Member

    ok that's great
    i'll give it a try thanks

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