Temporary URL

The temporary URL (short for Uniform Resource Locator) is used when your domain name is not working. Your actual URL can be found in your new account welcome email. The following examples demonstrate the correct temporary URL format according to the control panel being used.

Format for the Primary Domain

Hosting with cPanel

Example Formatting
Shared http://gator4132.temp.domains/~user/
Reseller http://corvette.temp.domains/~user/
Be sure to replace the underlined items above with the actual values for your server and cPanel username.

An alternative method to using the temporary URL would be to change the host file on your computer to display the site while during propagation. Please see the following article for more information:

Hosting with Plesk

http://domain.com.the-IP-address.pss#.hgwin.temp.domains/

(Be sure to replace all of the above with the actual values and to have the dashes between the IP octets instead of dots.)

The IP address can be either the IP for the A record or the control panel, based on which one is actively pointing to the site (as A records can direct a domain name to point to a different server).

The best way to find the temporary URL from your Plesk control panel is to do the following:

  1. Click on the Web Sites and Domains tab.
  2. Click on the Domain Name for the hosting settings.
  3. In the hosting settings, look for the Preview link. This will provide the proper temporary URL.

Format for Addon and Subdomains

Hosting with cPanel

http://server.temp.domains/~useraddon

(Be sure to replace all of the above with the actual values)

An alternative method to using the temporary URL would be to change the host file on your computer to display the site while during propagation. Please see the following article for more information:

Hosting with Plesk

Subdomain
http://sub.domain.com.the-ip-address.pss#.hgwin.temp.domains/

Addon Domain
http://addon.com.the-ip-address.pss#.hgwin.temp.domains/

(Be sure to replace all of the above with the actual values and to have the dashes between the IP octets instead of dots.)


Control Panel URLs

Service URL format
cPanel http://server-name:2083
Webmail http://server-name:2095
Plesk https://ip-address:8443
Virtuozzo (VZ) https://ip-address:4643

(Replace the server or ip-address with your server's information.)


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