Viewing Your Website Before Changing Your Nameservers Using Host Files
Adding entries to your hosts file lets you view the files you uploaded to your hosting account before changing your domain's nameservers. To do this, add your hosting account's IP address as an entry on your computer's
host (your computer). Where that files is depends on your operating system (OS):
|OS||Host File Location|
|Windows (8, 7, XP, etc.)||c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts|
|Macintosh OS X||/etc/hosts|
Now, add an entry for your domain/hosting account using the following format:
If you need your IP address, see Finding Your Hosting Account's IP Address.
NOTE: We do not support modifying your system files, do so at your own risk.