using ip to preview website

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#1 Sun, 03/29/2009 - 09:21
TheTitans

using ip to preview website

Hello,

I'm trying to preview my website with my IP address on my VPS. I do not have a domain name yet so I cannot use one. In virtualmin, I have already set up a virtual server, and I added an index.html file in the public_html directory. What would the URL be for previewing my website? I basically want something like http://ip.com/username, or whatever it may be.<br><br>Post edited by: TheTitans, at: 2009/03/29 09:22

Sun, 06/07/2009 - 07:49
andreychek

Howdy,

There's a few options in Virtualmin for how to handle that -- the Preview Website option, adding a DNS alias, or even adding the domain name to your Windows or Linux hosts file. There's some thoughts on how to set all that up here:

http://www.virtualmin.com/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,48/id,fre...

Sun, 06/07/2009 - 07:49 (Reply to #2)
TheTitans

Well, the preview website option keeps on redirecting me to a URL like this: https://myip:10000/virtual-server/link.cgi/::1/http://www.mydomain.com/
And of course, that doesn't work.

I followed the directions in the link you gave me with going to the Apache Webmin module and entering /home/%0/public_html in the field. I did that, but then what do I do next?

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 12:13
Joe
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<div class='quote'>Well, the preview website option keeps on redirecting me to a URL like this: https://myip:10000/virtual-server/link.cgi/::1/http://www.mydomain.com/
And of course, that doesn't work.</div>

I have no idea how that could happen. What's in your Apache VirtualHost section for this site?

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Sun, 03/29/2009 - 12:33 (Reply to #4)
Sun, 03/29/2009 - 12:45 (Reply to #5)
Joe
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So, there's your problem. How'd you get ::1 in the address? That's utterly nonsensical and will never work for anything. ;-)

See this doc:

http://www.virtualmin.com/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,48/id,tro...

I suspect you have some misconfiguration in the areas covered there.

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Wed, 01/09/2019 - 01:26
eugenevdm.host
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Trying to revive this old issue. It is possible for my clients to preview their URLs before DNS propogation, and without being logged in?

Eugene van der Merwe https://vander.host