Question: How to view website before its DNS propagates? Is there a way the client can view the website to work on it before its DNS propagates?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to give access to a new client to view his website even before he transfers DNS to your service. HC can create instant access (Temporary Virtual Directory ) under a live domain, preferably under your company domain. The customer may then access his website as http://HostWebSite/CustomerWebSite.
Website to Create Temporary Virtual Directory can be enabled at the time of website creation only.
To enable instant access to website, follow the steps below:
For HC9 follow these steps:
1. Login into HC as Reseller/Webadmin and click Manage Websites under Hosting Services.
2. Click Add Website on step 4 under tab " Virtual directory/IP config " select one of the existing domain from drop down list and click Add Website button.
For HC10 follow these steps:
1. Login into HC Panel and click on Provisioning :: Websites.
2. Now Click on Create Website button and select any one of the existing domain from Temporary Access drop down and click Create Website button.
Consider new website "ClientDomain.com" is signed-up and at above mentioned step, you select "MyHost.com" as an existing live website. Now HC will create a new virtual directory "ClientDomain-com" under "MyHost.com". In account setup e-mail client will be notified about this URL and then the client will upload and see his website at http://MyHost.com/ClientDomain-com.
This way new customers can view their website on your machine before its DNS propagates.