Testing site Before DNS propagation

  • Posted on November 30, 2013
  • sgrengerAsked by sgrenger


I have just created a droplet on ubuntu, then instaled zpanel. The problem is taht when i try to access the zpanel interface in my web browser with the subdomain set by zpanel ( it shows nothing, probably because there’s no DNS pointing to it, am i right?

I want to do some tests in a temporary domain, to put all my site files and test everything, to only then change the DNS. How do i do that? How to use Zpanel to do my tests before propagating DNS?

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You could use your server’s IP until the DNS sorts itself out.

That is alright, however if you want to test your websites I believe you will have to browse to the website itself i.e. it won’t load if you simply browse to your IP, you will have to browse to the website itself. Therefore, in order to be able to do that without affects other visitors/users, you will have to edit the DNS record manually by editing the hosts file.

Nice David!! <br> <br>Actually i got to access zpanel only by typing my droplet IP in web browser. My server hosts file remain untouched, with 3 lines like, autoreply, <br> <br>Is it alright? I’m wondering if i’ll have to change those lines or remove them qhen i point the real domain DNS…