My web host uses Plesk and I want to know if there is anyway to access and view a website (with PHP and other processes being functional) without propagation of the domain name?
I have found countless forums on this but they are all pretty old (circa 01-04) and involve either tricking your localhost or SSH commands and some even result in terrible security risks.
I would like to access a web page directory through a browser and see it's contents while having the PHP processes carry out... before I propagate it's potential domain name. People claim this is pointless but during a site migration why on earth would you not test a site before propagating it?
I'm looking for something similar to what cPanel offers i.e.
The only solution I could think of is storing the site in a new directory of an already functional site and then setting up databases and testing the site once it's complete.
Once tested and working I should be easily be able to migrate the files to the "new" domain name's root directory and just setup a new databases and then propagate the domain name.
I can't believe that Plesk V10+ still does not have a site preview method that includes PHP, JS, and Flash ability.