How to Create Temporary Domain Names for Domains on Your Dedicated Server

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How to Create Temporary Domain Names for Domains on Your Dedicated Server

If you would like to create temporary domain names for domains on your dedicated server to access to domain before changing the DNS to point at your server, follow the steps below.

Before creating temporary domain names you must have custom name servers created for your server.  To set up custom name servers complete the step in our How to Create Custom Name Servers for Your Dedicated Server article.

See How to Determine Which Version of Plesk Control Panel is Installed on a Server to know which set of directions to follow.

Plesk 12
  1. Log in to your server using Remote Desktop.
  2. Log in to your Plesk Control Panel.
  3. Click Subscriptions.
  4. Select the domain you wish to add the temporary URL for.
  5. Click on Websites & Domains
  6. Click Add New Domain Alias.
 
    7.Enter domain.com.defaultdomain.com as your new alias.
    8. Check the Web service box. Uncheck the Redirect with HTTP 301 code box.
    9. Click OK.
 
 
Plesk 11
  1. Log in to your server using Remote Desktop.
  2. Log in to your Plesk Control Panel.
  3. Click Subscriptions.
  4. Select the domain you wish to add the temporary URL for.
  5. Click on Websites & Domains
  6. Click Add New Domain Alias.
  7. Enter domain.com.defaultdomain.com as your new alias.
  8. Check the Web service box.
  9. Click OK.

Plesk 9
  1. Log in to your server using Remote Desktop.
  2. Log in to your Plesk Control Panel.
  3. Click on Domains.
  4. Select the domain you wish to add the temporary URL for.
  5. Click on Domain Aliases.
  6. Click on Add Domain Alias.
  7. Enter domain.com.defaultdomain.com as your new alias.
  8. Check the Web service box.
  9. Click OK.
Note
If this is a DotNetNuke site you will also need to enter domain.com.defaultdomain.com as a portal alias in DotNetNuke, if you are unsure of how to add this you can refer to How to Create a Portal Alias in DotNetNuke.


 

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