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:
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
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
# For example:
# 18.104.22.168 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 22.214.171.124 x.acme.com # x client host
get the Maiahost Account Information email. Near the bottom of the email you will find something like:
You can begin uploading your files immediately using:
The FTP Host address is the Shared IP Address number for your account. Copy that ip (on the example it is 126.96.36.199) 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:
That’s it You should be able to access it now!
The Maiahost Support Team.