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Fixing the Temporary URL

Posted by Allura on 15 04 2019.

cPanel or Control Panel solutions have offered cPanel hosting which enable the user to host their own domain or any webmail accounts. The interface analytics have made major changes to the way users interact with cPanel, and has definitely improved the ability to navigate a lot easier.

cPanel hosting is technically Linux based hosting, which allows the user to manage their Webmail accounts and other domains that they have, under a single tab. Not only is it efficient, but is also extremely cheap considering how much a user has to pay in order to get started with all the things separately.
What is the Temporary URL?
When a user gets started with their cPanel account, they are provided a basic or a temporary (in this case) URL, which can be used to access their own server and make changes when necessary.

The Temporary URL will look something like: http://IP/(username)

This Username will be the one…

cPanel or Control Panel solutions have offered cPanel hosting which enable the user to host their own domain or any webmail accounts. The interface analytics have made major changes to the way users interact with cPanel, and has definitely improved the ability to navigate a lot easier.

cPanel hosting is technically Linux based hosting, which allows the user to manage their Webmail accounts and other domains that they have, under a single tab. Not only is it efficient, but is also extremely cheap considering how much a user has to pay in order to get started with all the things separately.

What is the Temporary URL?

When a user gets started with their cPanel account, they are provided a basic or a temporary (in this case) URL, which can be used to access their own server and make changes when necessary.

The Temporary URL will look something like: http://IP/(username)

This Username will be the one that one chooses when they are setting up their cPanel account. The IP will be the host IP address or the Internet Protocol address of the host server. The reason that cPanel provides is to let the users test the temporary URL with any other server (merge them) before the user actually starts working on the DNS records of the same server.

The temporary URL will no longer be valid after DNS records are implemented or might not work with some of the sites. To access those sites, one can configure or change the default or temporary URL and then proceed with either the server merging or access DNS records of the said server.

How to Modify the Hosts Files?

For MacOS and Linux

  1. Open the /etc/ work file with any text editor.
  2. Under the last entry of the tab, add the domain name and the IP address of your server.
  3. Once completed the process, save the text editor.
  4. Reload the browser and the changes will take place successfully.

For Microsoft Windows

  1. Click on the ‘Start’ menu on any of the OS versions, running Windows 7 and higher.
  2. Open the ‘Notepad’ application and run it as an administrator (by right clicking and then selecting the option).
  3. Open “C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts”.
  4. Similar to the Linux method now, add the IP of the host server and the domain name at the bottom of the last entry.
  5. Save your changes and exit the application.
  6. Refresh your browser and you can see the changes.

Note: If you want your domain to run public DNS entities, you must manually remove the Domain name and the IP address from /etc/hosts file, before proceeding with alteration of the hosts files.