How does everyone work on a live blog in WPMS when the domain name still points to a different server/IP? I need to configure the site before the domain Name Server settings are changed to the new host.
Edit your computer's hosts file, then on a new line, insert the IP address of the new or old server from which you'd want to access the site, followed by a space or tab, then type in the domain name (without http://). Here's an example...
# This is an example of the hosts file 127.0.0.1 localhost loopback ::1 localhost 220.127.116.11 mydomain.com www.mydomain.com 18.104.22.168 subdomain1.mydomain.com subdomain2.mydomain.com # None of the following will work as expected. Don't be disappointed! # 22.214.171.124 mydomain.com www.mydomain.com subdomain1.mydomain.com # 126.96.36.199 mydomain.com *.mydomain.com
188.8.131.52 with the actual IP address of the server from which you'd want to access the site. You may also need to reopen the browsers after every change in this file.
I hope this answers your question.