WordPress Hosting: install and develop WordPress on a Temporary URL

WordPress Hosting: Install and Develop WordPress on a Temporary URL

WordPress is PHP driven CMS and blogging platform using your domain name. WordPress will not work correctly using your temporary URL if it was configured to be installed using your domain name.

We advise using your temporary URL to test your WordPress site before pointing your domain to your new WordPress hosting account.

Your temporary URL will look like this:

Note!  Details of your temporary URL have been send out in your FASTDOT welcome email

Configure WordPress to use temporary URL

To use your temporary URL with WordPress, simply install WordPress on the domain itself. Do not be concerned with the temporary URL yet.

1/ Next you will need to locate the wp-config.php file in file manager in cPanel.

2/ The wp-config.php file will be located in the root folder where you initially installed WordPress.


3/ Next, you will need to right-click on the file and select “code edit“.


4/ This will open the actual code of the file, and you will need to insert two lines of code to the top of the file to set your temporary URL as the way to access your WordPress installation.


In your file, will need to be replaced with your own temporary url.


Save the changes by clicking the “save change” button in the upper right corner.


Additionaly, you require a little MySQL trick. It’s two simple edits in the database.


1/ First, make sure that your WordPress installation is complete, and you know what the name of the database is.

2/ If you don’t know the database name, you can use the File Manager to look inside the wp-config.php file to find out its name.



3/ Right click wp-config.php and select Code Edit. You can now see the username and database.

wp_config_user4/ Next, log into your cPanel. Look for the Databases section.

Select the icon named phpMyAdmin (looks like a sailboat.)


5/ Once here, you need to select the database name on the left. (i.e. “_wrd1”)


  • This will display the names of the Tables to the right.
  • Now there are icons to the right of the tables. The First one is called “Browse”. Click “Browse”.

phpmyadmin_browse6/ Next, the database entries are listed in columns and rows. you need to edit siteurl and home  values

You want to select the pencil icon (for Edit) on the left for the top row (option_name is “site url”)


7/ Now replace and add your temp URL into your DB


Congratulation! You have successfully changed WordPress to use your Temporary URL.


Changing WordPress back to use your domain name

When you are done setting up and testing the your website using the temporary URL you will want to edit the wp-config.php file again and remove the code you placed into the file. Open the wp-config.php file with the code editor and replace your temporary url with your actual domain name.

WordPress Hosting


WordPress Hosting FAQ

All you need to do is sign up with a hosting account with us. Once you've completed signing up for your hosting account, you will receive an email telling you where to log into your Web Hosting Control-Panel (cPanel). Simply login and  install WordPress using our free 1-click script installer. From there, you can begin writing and publishing your content.You will also have the ability to install many other applications on your hosting account with no coding or development knowledge necessary.
Our WordPress Hosting solutions are designed to be user-friendly, yet they are loaded with a number of features that developers are looking for. That means both WordPress experts and users who have never hosted a site before will both love our solutions. Additional, all our server are hosted on a VMware Cloud Infrastructure in a Sydney Data Center, which directly cater to the speedy access fro your local customers!
For newer WordPress sites, we definitely recommend our high speed Shared Hosting solutions. These solutions are high speed and easy-to-use. They are the perfect springboard to get your site up and running. If you have outgrown the Shared Hosting Environment then you can always move to our Enterprise Cloud VPS solutions as well.
The first step in customizing your WordPress site is to log into your WordPress install. From there, you'll actually find an "Appearance" section within your WordPress dashboard dedicated to helping you customize your site. The easiest and most likely the method you'll find most effective is by using a pre-made WordPress theme. Just click the "Add New Theme" button to browse through a number of theme options. You can search for themes as well as use the Feature Filter. The Feature Filter is an excellent way to discover a theme that you like the most. This is where you can narrow down themes based on features, the type of layout you want and the subject of your site.Once you find a theme you like, you will want to click on the selected theme and click the Install button. Once installed, navigate back to the Appearance menu, select the newly installed theme and select Activate.
The WordPress application itself is free. There are free themes and plugins to get started. Many startup businesses set up their websites with no expenses aside from their hosting and domain costs. Premium WordPress add-ons incur fees, some for a few dollars or a donation. Others cost hundreds of dollars annually but are mostly for advanced users. A WordPress website, like any other, consumes bandwidth and may grow over time. The more content, media, and plugins the site has, the more likely resource needs will increase. You should plan and budget accordingly for new expenses as your account grows. At first, shared hosting works well for most WordPress sites, but most users upgrade their plans when they outgrow their shared hosting accounts, especially ecommerce or business sites. FASTDOT is where you can get high quality, affordable hosting for WordPress!
WordPress website core PHP software plus any additional third-party plugins, need to be updated to protect from external attacks. Just like your phone or computer, these updates are essential to patch vulnerabilities that can allow attackers in. WordPress websites are vulnerable by design, because they’re public facing and accessible by everyone.
To get started with your own WordPress website simply follow these simple steps. Here’s how:
1. Find and register your Domain Name and order your WordPress hosting plan via the link below: https://my.fastdot.com/cart.php?gid=1
2. Log into your cPanel account and use the one-click installer to install WordPress site.
3. Install one of the awesome WordPress theme in your WP admin area and set up some plugins.
4. Create and publish your website pages.
That's it, its a simple as that and your new website is live now.
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