How can i visit my site in shared hosting with domain name not propagated?

Posted February 14, 2017 2.6k views
NginxDigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04

I am migrating my site from one hosting to another. I have imported the site and data, now i just want to check if my site is working before I add the nameservers to the hosting.
I am using Vestacp as control panel and nginx as a server. I am also using more than one domains on single ip address. So I cannot use ip address to access the website. I could have used temporary urls if it would have been the case of apache but its not so, please can anyone help.
Thank you in advance.

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Edit the hosts file of the computer you want to access the site from.

How should i do this, could you please help me out?

Windows: Browse to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc and open the hosts file.
Mac: Open Terminal -> Type: su (login with your account) -> Type: nano /private/etc/hosts

On both systems add the follow line:


Windows flush dns: open cmd -> type: ipconfig /flushdns
Mac (sierra) flush dns: Open Terminal -> Type: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder -> Confirm with password