How to test or Preview website before switching DNS

If you've moved a website to ByteHouse from your previous host, you want to test it works before switching DNS. There are a few different ways to preview your site;

1. Plesk Build In Preview Feature

You may follow the steps given below to use the site preview option:

a. Login to Plesk Panel.
b. Click 'Domains' in left menu pane
c. Select the desired domain
d. Click 'Websites & Domains' tab
e. Click 'Preview' button of the corresponding domain.

2. Using IP address to preview site with Plesk

You can use IP address to preview your site, but you must first assign a primary domain for that IP address in Plesk

a. Login to Plesk Panel.
b. Click on 'Tools & Settings' under 'Sever Management'.
c. Select 'IP Addresses' under 'Tools & Resources'.
d. IP address(es) will be listed. Click on the specific IP address you are working with to continue.
e. From the Default site menu, select the domain you'd like to assign to this IP address.
f. Click the OK button to save your changes.

3. Previewing site with Cpanel


To preview your site with cPanel, you only need to use the IP of the server. You can simply use the following in your browser's address bar.

http://<IP Address>/~username

Replace the 'IP Address' with the ip address of the server and 'username' with the username of the account.

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2015-09-29 10:44
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