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How do I view my website without adjusting DNS data?

To view and edit your website prior to put it online / to adjust DNS data, there are 2 possibilities described below.

The first one is the most practical method and can be applied in most cases:

Your site has a direct link on our Shared Hosting server which can be accessed through the following link:

The link to connect to your website can be found on MyAccount:
Shared Hosting > Your Package > The link on top of the page is your direct link.

The second solution is to adjust your hostfile. BE CAREFUL: unexperienced users are advised NOT to do this.

A Hostfile can be used to allow your DNS settings, which are not defined on DNS servers, to be recognized by your local computer.

The Hostfile can be found on the following locations:
Windows 95, 98, Me: %WinDir%
Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7: %SystemRoot%/system32/drivers/etc
Macintosh 9 and earlier: System Folder: Preferences of System folder
Mac OS X, iPhoneOS: /private/etc/hosts
Linux, BSD, etc: /etc/hosts[3]

1. Open the Hostfile through a word processing program, in this case we use Notepad on Windows XP.

2. Add a line below the text in the Hostfile with your server’s IP, TAB, and then your domain name.

3. Save this document. Whenever you surf to your domain, your browser will point to the IP you filled in.

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