Knowledgebase: DotNetNuke
Using Temporary URL with DNN4Less
Posted by , Last modified by on 20 March 2013 10:26 PM

All accounts include a temporary url that you can use to test your website. You'll want to use the temporary url in the following cases:

  1. Your domain was just registered, and is not fully activated
  2. You are migrating your website from another host to DNN4Less, and have not yet updated your DNS.

What is my Temporary URL?

Your temporary URL is (replace with your actual domain name)

What does my Temporary URL do?

Your Temporary URL allows you to test your website if your domain name is not yet pointing to our servers. This is typical if you are transferring your website to DNN4Less Hosting. Your domain name will still point to your previous hosting provider while you're uploading and testing your website on our servers.

Important! The Temporary URL is not really temporary. It goes to the same location as your Web files. The difference between the temp and live site is how you access the files. You can access the server when your domain is not active or not pointing to your server with us.

How do I setup a Temporary URL?

  1. Log in to your Control Panel 
  2. Click on Domains Tab
  3. Click on the Domain Name or "Manage hosting"
  4. Click on "Websites & Domains" Tab
  5. Scroll down to the end of the page and Click "Add New Domain Alias"
  6. In "
  7. Check all the options
    1. Synchronize DNS zone with the primary domain
    2. Mail service
    3. Web service
  8. Click OK


How do I test my website with the Temporary URL?

To test your website using the Temporary URL, simply visit that URL You should see your website at this point. You'll want to click on various links in your site and ensure each page is loading.

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