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How to check site work without domain registration?

To check the site work without a registered domain (for example, your domain has just been registered and it is delegated), you need to do the following steps.

1. First of all, find the file Hosts on your personal computer. Its location depends on your operating system:

  • Windows XP//Vista/7/10: 
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

  • Mac OS X 10.2+: 
    /private/etc/hosts

  • Linux: 
    /etc/hosts

2. Then open the file Hosts with Notepad. For this right-click on the file, select “Open With” and select “Notepad”.

3. Now you need to point your domain to the hosting IP address. First of all, specify the IP. You can find the IP in the hosting service activation letter, in the hosting control panel, or ask for information from the online chat. Enter the IP, then enter the address of your site with a gap and save the file.

An example of a line to add looks like this:

111.222.333.444 mydomain.name


Note! After completing the checking and domain registration, please delete this entry and save the file.

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