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There's a handy tool on many computers that you can use to find an IP address of a domain. Just open up a command prompt and type: ping www.mysite.com or type: ping mysite.com Then you'll see the IP the site is connected to. For example, to find out google's IP, type: ping google.com and you'll get results that begin like this: PING google.ca ...


I found that the IP address that came with my HostGator account information email was not the right one. I logged into CPanel via the temporary URL and found the actual IP address listed on the column to the right towards the bottom.


Is it really mysite.com/~othersite and not hostingcompany.com/~othersite or ip.address/~othersite. They are perfectly normal ways of people using temporary URLs to view a website before DNS changes

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