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Reaching Domains without DNS Entry

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by brainkopp, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. brainkopp

    brainkopp Guest

    Hi !

    Is there a possibility to reach domains, which are configured in plesk but don't have DNS Entry yet?

    I used the Server Management Software "Visas" and every Domain can be reached under
    [domain].[hostname-of-server].net, e.g.


    I hope you understand my question...

  2. flupke

    flupke Guest

    try the preview function:

    https://<yourserver>:8443/sitepreview/http/<domain to be reviewed>/?previous_page=dom_ctrl

    replace <yourserver> and <domain to be previewed> witt you domains
  3. brainkopp

    brainkopp Guest

    thank you - it works fine !

    But a little bit complicated.
    If there is an easier way for example like I described I would be completey happy ;-)
  4. Daniel15

    Daniel15 Guest

    You can add a entry in the "hosts" file on your PC. For Linux and other UNIX-based operating systems, the hosts file is at /etc/hosts. For Windows XP (and Vista, probably), the hosts file is at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the file, and add a line like this:
    Code:	domain.com
    Where is the IP address, and domain.com is the domain. Once you do this, instead of going to the DNS server to find the domain's IP address, it will use the entry in your hosts file :).
    If you want to know more about this, search in Google for "hosts file" ;)

    Edit: Or see this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file
  5. brainkopp

    brainkopp Guest

    ok, thank you for your feedback
  6. poke

    poke Guest

    If you want to preview a site simply by typing in http://xx.xx.xx.xx/ (IP) you would log in to Plesk, click on clients, click on the client, then click on ip pool, then click on the little numerical text button under Hosting( on the right side of the page). Now, check the box of the domain you would like to view via straight up IP, and click "set as default".. Now the domain will be viewable from the IP in a web browser.