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- Start by finding the location of your host file:
|OS||Host File Location|
|Windows (10, 8, 7, XP, etc.)||c:windowssystem32driversetchosts|
|Macintosh OS X||/private/etc/hosts|
- Now, add an entry to your host file for your domain and hosting account using the following format:
[your hosting account's IP address] [your domain name]
184.108.40.206 coolexample.com www.coolexample.com
- Save the changes to your host file and navigate to your domain name using your preferred browser. The website files on your hosting account will load, allowing you to preview your website.
Warning: After you are done previewing your website, and point your domain name to your hosting account, be sure to remove the entry from your hosts file. If you do not remove the entry and change plans or servers in the future, you will not be able to view your site.
If you don’t know the IP address of your hosting account, but you know what kind of hosting you have you can find out your IP address using the links below: