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Site access prior to making domain "live"

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by bmd2k1, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. bmd2k1

    bmd2k1 Guest

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    In a shared IP environment.....how would I give a user access to their domain....prior to making it "live". ie) pointing DNS servers at it.

    This situation would be for folks that are coming from an existing domain/web site......NOT for new sites. (ie. we'd be porting things over...and user would want to verify/change things prior to going live.)

    Is there such a thing as an "instant alias".....temporary address that user could go to?


    thanks for your time...
    -Brian
     
  2. nimal_ds

    nimal_ds Guest

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    Why not use the site preview function?

    Its what we use when we have customers tranfering from another server/host. After theyve transfered files etc to us, they can use the site preview function to check that everything is ok.

    hope it helps.
     
  3. bmd2k1

    bmd2k1 Guest

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    with what we are doing.....the domain user will not have Plesk access.....and there "new" site is something that will be built/finalized while there old site is still live.

    I'm looking for a way to point them at something in their browser....that will get them to the new site....without resolving to the domain yet.

    -Brian
     
  4. mikelegg

    mikelegg Guest

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    Site preview is just a URL so they don't need Plesk access to use it.

    Its just http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/$sitepreview/xxxxxxx.com/

    Where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your shared ip and xxxxxxx.com is the domain name you've used to set up the account.
     
  5. bmd2k1

    bmd2k1 Guest

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    Then that sounds like what I'm looking for...I wasn't aware of how it functioned.

    Thanks. I will test it out.

    -Brian
     
  6. Pagemakers

    Pagemakers Silver Pleskian

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    That doesn't work for me.
     
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