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With plesk you can preview a site using the "site preview" button.
When you click this button you get a url like http://xxx.xx.xx.xx/$sitepreview/mydomain.com/default.aspx
I'm pretty sure the $ in the url is causing Umbraco grief and I can't get to the install page or default page.Does anyone have any experience with this? Obivously the simple soution is to get a "real domain" pointed but this isn't an option at the moment.
Hmmm that url didn't turn out. Hover you mouse over it to see the Url I am referring to.
I've never tried that before, but when I set up temporary or dev sites I usually ask my hosting provider to set up a temporary url for me using a domain alias. Eg. if my hosting company has the domain 'www.hostingcompany.com', then they usually set up something like 'tempname.hostingcompany.com'.
I've use Plesk on several occasions, and, yes the $ in the url has a tendency to mess things up. I use jonok's approach of using an alternate domain as well. In Plesk it's done by adding a "Domain Alias", I usually go with sitename.demo.mydomain.com, that way I also have an understandable URL that my client can use to see what they're getting before we go live.
I had the exact same issue. I had to use a temporary domain which was live, as the Plesk preview just would not work.
Okay figured it out. In Plesk you can create "Domain Aliases (there's a button)". Created a random subdomain on one of my other domains udpated the DNS and "Bobs Ya Uncle"! Thanks for all the replies.
ohh Stephen had the right answer.....pity I didn't see it earlier! You get karma :)
Just on a side note, you may not need to change your dns. Just change your local hosts file on your own machine to point to the IP of your server. That way you are sure that your dev.example.com domain isn't indexed by accident or similar.
Hi, I know this topic is a bit old now, but has anyone got a more step-by-step guide on how to achieve this? I'm struggling!!
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