How to develop website without pointing the domain over to new hosting account

How to develop website without pointing the domain over to new hosting account

If you run Windows (any version)

go Start Menu -> Run then type in the command:

notepad C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

you will see something like this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost

get the Maiahost Account Information email. Near the bottom of the email you will find something like:
======================================================
FTP Instructions:
======================================================

You can begin uploading your files immediately using:

Host: 209.50.243.146
Port: 21

The FTP Host address is the Shared IP Address number for your account. Copy that ip (on the example it is 209.50.243.146) and then add a the following two lines where the domain name is your actual domain name not maiahost.com as we have it in the example:

209.50.243.146 maiahost.com
209.50.243.146 www.maiahost.com

That’s it You should be able to access it now!

The Maiahost Support Team.

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