Viewing a Website before DNS Propagation

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asked Apr 25, 2012 in General by Dan_31 (910 points)
Hello,

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

Thanks

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answered Apr 25, 2012 by TopNet (10,360 points)
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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answered Apr 25, 2012 by moon_tag (1,380 points)
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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answered Apr 25, 2012 by WebGuru (9,280 points)
this should work

IP-Address/~username
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