Hi I have a new hosting site and my domain is still redirecting to my old domain.I have now my shared IP address and ftp details.
How can I browse my new hosting site using
So I can test if my scipt is running?
Usually new domain DNS settings propagate within 24 hours. However, if you're impatient, you can try this (steps 1 and 2 are only needed if you don't have the new server IP yet):
- Find a DNS lookup tool (such as kloth.net) which lets you perform DNS lookups using specific name servers.
- Enter your new web host's name servers and your domain name and perform a lookup.
- Open your hosts file (in windows, it's
%SystemDirectory%\drivers\etc\hosts, which is usually
C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts; on *nix it's
/etc/hosts) and enter an entry for the domain that points to the IP retrieved earlier and save.
Your Hosts file entry should look something like this:
This should allow you to access your domain on your new host. However, I recommend removing these entries after the DNS has propagated, as your web server IP may change in the future.