How do you temporary shut down your website from public viewing?
jazzbent said 3 years, 1 month ago:
I would like to shut down my website temporarily from public viewing – someone else set it up for me so I am not knowledgeable about the technical side. I am am redoing my site and I want to take the existing one off line for awhile.
nicholek said 3 years, 1 month ago:
What an interesting question. There are multiple ways to disable your site from public view. The easiest way would be to rename your start page to something else or put up another start page that will take precedence. This will prevent people from seeing your old site or give you a temporary construction page for visitors when they access your site. Here is a link to our order of precedence for our servers to assist you with this.
strebby said 3 years, 1 month ago:
Do you want the URL to be totally inaccessible or do you want the URL to render a “coming soon” page? The latter is really easy as all you’d need to do is create a simple home page. This would probably be better anyway so people don’t think your site completely disappeared. If you want it to be totally inaccessible, then you’ll need to basically park the domain. I haven’t personally done that, but the Go Daddy help desk can walk you through the steps over the phone.
Chris G said 3 years, 1 month ago:
What @Strebby said is correct. Either directing the domain to a new home page or parking the domain will bring your site pages down. We even have a help article on how to direct your domain to our Parked Nameserver settings:
I hope this article is able to assist you further.