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How to check my website in the new server before replacing or pointing the DNS A record

Step 1: Open Run from start menu in Windows.

Step 2: Search for Notepad.

Step 3: Right click on Notepad app, then “run as administrator”.

Step 4: Enter the following into the Notepad.

ServerIP yourwebsite.com

(Example 127.0.0.1 mywebsite.com)

Step 5: Save as.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Step 6: You can now view the website using any browser.

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