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Viewing a Website before DNS Propagation

Apr 25, 2012 by Dan_31
Hello,

I want to view a website before DNS propagation is complete. Is this possible and how?

Thanks

3 Answers

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Apr 25, 2012 by TopNet
You can do it via the IP address, or you can add the IP address of the server to your "computers" main "hosts" file under "drivers >> etc"  in Windows and link that to your website/domain and you should be able to see the site that way as well.Don't forget to change your .hosts file back
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Apr 25, 2012 by moon_tag
depending on your OS:

Windows 7/notepad
c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

OSX/Open terminal from applications>utilities>terminal
sudo vim /etc/hosts
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Apr 25, 2012 by WebGuru
this should work

IP-Address/~username