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Access to site and dns

Discussion in 'Free Shared Hosting' started by Ben Christian, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Ben Christian

    Ben Christian Hosting Client

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    Hello..I am reasonably new to hosting on cpanel and not sure of some things. sorry for the dumb questions.

    Is there a way to get to my site prior to the DNS being propagated?

    i thought it would have been ipaddress/home/name where that was provided in my signup email, but it doesn't seem to work.

    Also, do I need to change my domain name Name Services to IF, or can i just point the a record to the IP address of the shared server?

    thanks
    ben
     
  2. Konstantin

    Konstantin Premium Hosting Client VPS Client

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  3. Ben Christian

    Ben Christian Hosting Client

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  4. Konstantin

    Konstantin Premium Hosting Client VPS Client

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    You are more than welcome
     
  5. Joe Rodriguez

    Joe Rodriguez Premium VPS Client Premium Hosting Client

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    You DO NOT need to switch over to the IF DNS servers.

    You should be able to adjust the A entry (IPv4) and/or AAAA entry (IPv6) to point to the server's IP. The webserver is just waiting for requests made to your domain and will serve your pages accordingly. Ofcourse, once the appropriate entries are made in DNS and is funneling traffic to the correct address.

    Personally the way I typically setup is I have my DNS managed in CloudFlare which offers quite a bit of features at no cost and direct traffic from there.

    and... welcome :)
     
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