Viewing an IPless site before DNS has propagated on PC

Step 1: Download HOSTEDIT.EXE and run it. You can save it to your drive and run it or just select to Open/Run in place when you click the link.

Step 2: Scroll to the very bottom of the document, after all the # comment lines.

Step 3: Insert 2 new lines, depending upon what server you are on.

Raptor16 Insert These Two Lines
70.182.140.16 www.yourdomain.com
70.182.140.16 yourdomain.com

Raptor15 Insert These Two Lines
70.182.140.15 www.yourdomain.com
70.182.140.15 yourdomain.com

Apollo2 Insert These Two Lines
70.164.1.169  www.yourdomain.com
70.164.1.169  yourdomain.com
 
Apollo3 Insert These Two Lines
70.164.1.8  www.yourdomain.com
70.164.1.8  yourdomain.com

Be sure to change the 'yourdomain.com' part to whatever your domain name is. This will force your system to temporarily resolve the domain to our servers without checking DNS. This is useful when trying to view a website before DNS change be moved over to our name servers

Note: If you are unable to use HostEdit, you may edit your HOSTS file with Notepad or Textpad, the file is located at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

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