How to install WordPress on a temporary URL

How to install WordPress on a new server using a temporary URL

WordPress is dynamically driven Content Management System which is using the fully propagated domain name as a reference. This means that it will not work correctly on a new server with the domain name not propagated and using your temporary URL if it was configured to be installed using your domain name.

For example, if you are migrating an existing WordPress site from another host to FASTDOT Hosting, you will want to migrate the site and test it prior to pointing the domain name (by changing the name-servers) to your new account in our Australian Data Center.

It is therefor highly advisable to test everything by using your temporary URL  before pointing your domain to our Sydney servers. If you install WordPress using Softaculous located in cPanel, you won’t directly have the option to install it using a temporary URL, so you can follow the steps below to get this working properly.

If you need help locating your temporary URL, you can simply contact us via our Helpdesk Your temporary URL will be similar to the following format:

Configure WordPress to use Temporary URL

Step 1: To use your temporary URL with WordPress, simply install WordPress on your new FASTDOT hosting account via Softaculous. Don’t worry about the temporary URL yet.

Step 2: Next you will need to locate the wp-config.php file in File Manager in cPanel. The wp-config.php file will be located in the root folder of  WordPress.

Step 3: To open the file to edit it, just right-click the file and click on Edit.

Step 4: This will open and edit the actual code of the file, and you will need to insert two lines of code after the first line of the file to set your temporary URL .



Step 5: Save the changes by clicking the Save Changes button in the upper right corner and you are all set to run your WordPress install from your temporary URL


And that’s it, its a simple as that!

This tutorial showed you How to install WordPress on a new server using a temporary URL.

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