Article ID: 371, created on Oct 6, 2008, last review on Oct 12, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk


Preview option allows visiting the site before DNS has propagated:

Domains > > Preview

It opens the domain on a URL:

where is the Plesk server IP

This URL does not require a user to log in to the Plesk interface.

The contents of password-protected directories might be inaccessible in the Preview mode.

For more details, visit Plesk Administrator Guide.

Note: Plesk works as a proxy in this case, to make sure that the domain name is resolved to the local IP address (that the domain is configured with) from the Plesk server itself.

Another way to preview a site is to add the records for the domain to the hosts file in your system. It is /etc/hosts on Linux and C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows. The record should look like this:

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