Are there any inbuilt methods to access sites before DNS is set, yet

Discussion in 'General' started by Temgesic, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Temgesic

    Temgesic New Member

    Sorry about the same old question, but I found some posts regarding this issue from more than 5 years ago, and I'm just asking whether anything is changed since. So basically the title says it all. Can I access my sites from internet before there are any DNS records pointing at them? Like I can in for example in sites created with WHM / CPanel? Something like www*myispconfigsite*com/testdir/clientshomedir/ etc?

    I'm operating from various computers and I'm not able to modify local host files from all of them, so that old workaround is not working for me.

    I'm aware that this question is most probably asked sometimes in a near past, also, but I couldn't find anything within half an hour, so I decided to ask. Please, don't shoot me for not spending a whole day surfing first... If anyone can point me into right direction, cool.

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    See Autoalias function under System > Server config > web > Website autoalias to add an automatic alias for newly created websites to access them before the real domain points to the site.
  3. Temgesic

    Temgesic New Member

    Ok, thanks, will do that!
    - Teemu
  4. webguyz

    webguyz Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    So in a multiserver setup I would have to do something like set

    website_[website_id] Server number 1 Website AutoAlias
    website_[website_id] Server number 2 Website AutoAlias
    website_[website_id] Server number 3 Website AutoAlias

    and then would have to have DNS records for:


    Is it possible to have more then 1 AutoAlias set on a server? Would like to setup the above and another AutoAlias for:
    webmail.[website_domain] for every new customer.

  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    No. Currently there is just one auto alias set per server.

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