Viewing web sites without using their domain name?

Discussion in 'General' started by jameso, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. jameso

    jameso New Member

    Hi everyone,

    In cPanel, you could view a web site using the url http://serverip/~username/. This was useful for testing things out before the domain was delegated to the new server.

    Is there a similar option in ISPConfig?

    I wish to be able to view a web site and make sure things work before I point the domain to my new ISPConfig server.

    Thanks very much.

  2. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Within ISPConfig you can do this too.
    If the user is marked as administrator, the website will be uploaded at URL
    If the user is not an administrator, the website will be uploaden at URL:

  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig uses only namebased websites. But if you add a line to the hosts file on your (windows, mac or linux) workstation containing the IP of your server followed by the domain, you will be able to reach the website under the domain in your webbrowser.
  4. jameso

    jameso New Member

    Thanks for the help Hans and till.

    I think the hosts file will be the way to go.

    It's slighly messy, but oh well.

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