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Can I visit my website before my domain name has completed propagation?

Author: Geek Support Reference Number: AA-00416 Views: 6683 Created: 01/25/2011 12:52 AM Last Updated: 02/08/2011 03:41 AM 0 Rating/ Voters

This article will describe how to access your hosting account immediately after ordering, before DNS propagation has completed.

Using Your Website's Temporary URL

If you are a shared hosting or reseller hosting customer:

Your account welcome e-mail will include your website's temporary URL. The following format will be used for your temporary URL:

  • http://<ipaddress>/~<username>/
    • An IP address will be in the following numerical format: x.x.x.x (e.g. 128.0.0.1)
    • Note: If you create a subdomain or an add-on domain,you can also access it through the temporary URL:
      • Subdomain: http://<ipaddress>/<username>/<subdomain>
      • Add-on Domain: http://<ipaddress>/<username>/<addon.com>

You will need to replace <ipaddress> with your server's IP address and <username> with your cPanel username. Your server's IP address and your cPanel username can be found in your account's welcome e-mail. Resellers can offer a temporary URL to their customers by replacing <username> with the cPanel username of the account they create for them.

For subdomains, replace <subdomain> with the name of your subdomain. For example, if you created "forum.yourdomain.com" then "forum" would be the name of your subdomain.

For add-on domains, replace <addon.com> with the name of your add-on domain. For example, if you created a new add-on for "yourdomain2.com" then "yourdomain2.com" would be the name of your add-on.

If you are a VPS or dedicated server customer:

After you create an account in WebHostManager (WHM), you will be able to access the account through a temporary URL:

  • http://<ipaddress>/~<username>/
  • If you have allocated a dedicated IP address to the account, you can access the account at: http://<ipaddress>
    • An IP address will be in the following numerical format: x.x.x.x (e.g. 128.0.0.1)
    • Note: If you create a subdomain or an add-on domain,you can also access it through the temporary URL:
      • Subdomain: http://<ipaddress>/<username>/<subdomain>
      • Add-on Domain: http://<ipaddress>/<username>/<addon.com>

You will need to replace <ipaddress> with your VPS or server's IP address and <username> with the cPanel username of the account you are wanting to access. Your VPS or server's IP address will be found in your account's welcome e-mail.

For subdomains, replace <subdomain> with the name of your subdomain. For example, if you created "forum.yourdomain.com" then "forum" would be the name of your subdomain.

For add-on domains, replace <addon.com> with the name of your add-on domain. For example, if you created a new add-on for "yourdomain2.com" then "yourdomain2.com" would be the name of your add-on.

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