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WordPress installed at host, want to use WP interface before changing DNS (4 posts)

  1. radowl
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi. I have a question I can't find the answer to. I installed WordPress at a new hosting account. Now I want to use the WP interface and create the site before changing the DNS entry. So instead of going to http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin, what do I do?

    I saw one suggestion to use the IP address of the site, but it's a shared IP address. I'm stuck. I have a non-profit organization I told I'd do a favor for and create a new site for them. I got them free hosting through Hudson Valley Host (great host, btw). And now I'm burning hours trying to answer a simple question.

    Help is much appreciated!

  2. Dave Naylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Install MAMP, WAMP or maybe VVV on your local machine and build the site there. When complete, push the site to the live server. There may be a learning curve for you but it's really worthwhile.

  3. radowl
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you Dave. Which one is easiest to use?

  4. Dave Naylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well I listed each one because they are platform specific. Mac, Windows, *nix. Whichever flavour suits you, go with that one. I have a full LEMP stack running all the time on my Dev machine.

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