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cPanel: How to access your website via temp URL ?

This article provides you with steps on how to view your website should your domain’s DNS still be propagating.

What is a cPanel temporary URL?

cPanel temporary URL is a link that helps users access their site via the server IP address, instead of the domain name. The format of this temporary URL is usuallyhttp://ipaddress/~user/orhttp://servername/~user/

This information can be found via your Customer Zone

An example of this in our environment can be seen below:


What is the use of a cPanel temporary URL?

The cPanel temporary URL is used when the domain name is not working. We’ve seen users contacting web hosts for their temporary URL, usually in two scenarios:

  • Your customers are creating new websites and they would like to test it before making them public.
  • Customers who migrate their accounts from another hosting to your server, want to confirm that everything is fine, before switching the DNS to your server.
Updated on March 7, 2023

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