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How to test my site running on WPOven servers without changing the DNS ?

Updated at 29th Jul 2015

After a successful migration to WPOven, if you wish to check site running on WPOven servers, without updating the DNS, you need to follow these steps

-You need to acquire your WPOven server IP. You can see the server IP from the WPOven dashboard under the 'Server' Menu tab.

-Next depending on your Operating System, open the file :

  • For Windows :
    -Open you favorite editor (like Notepad), by right clicking it's icon and selecting 'Run as Administrator'.
    -From the editor, open the file : c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
    -At the very end of this file, add the line :
    WPOven ServerIP yourdomainname.com
    Example :
    192.2.3.4 wpoven.com
    -Save and exit the file.

  • For Mac OS
    -Open the 'Terminal' Application
    -Enter the following command :
    sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
    -At the very end of this file, add the line :
    WPOven ServerIP yourdomainname.com
    Example :
    192.2.3.4 wpoven.com
    -Save and exit the file.

  • For Linux
    -Open the Terminal Window
    -Enter the following command :
    sudo nano /etc/hosts
    -At the very end of this file, add the line :
    WPOven ServerIP yourdomainname.com
    Example :
    192.2.3.4 wpoven.com
    -Save and exit the file.

-To check if the above steps have been done correctly, you can ping your site domain name and it would reply back from the WPOven server IP.

-Now if you open the site on your browser it would be running from the WPOven server.

-NOTE : After you check the site, delete the entry made in the hosts file earlier


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