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How to Use WordPress with a Temporary URL or IP Address

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In this article we will discuss How to use WordPress with a Temporary URL or IP address. There are a few reasons why you might want to do this:   What is my Temporary URL or IP address?

 

  • You plan on transferring your Website to/from another Host with zero down time
  • Your DNS does not resolve to the server your WordPress installation is on
  • Your Domain name is still pointed to your old Host
  • You are unable to login to WordPress because you are redirected to a URL with your domain name after login

 

WordPress has a setting in the database called the Home and Site URL. The Home and Site URL setting defines what address you see in the address bar when accessing your WordPress website. In this article, we will address how to Use your WordPress website with a Temporary URL or IP address instead of a domain name.

 

How to Use WordPress with a Temporary URL or IP Address

 

Step 1. Locate the WordPress Database

Step 2. Locate Your cPanel Username and IP Address

Step 3. Copy your Temporary URL

Step 4. Update the Home and Site URL in the WordPress Database

 

 

Locate the WordPress Database

In order to change the Home and Site URL in WordPress you must make some changes in the database. Firstly, you will need to locate and confirm the name of the database which contains your WordPress installation.

Click Here to view Our guide on How to Locate Your WordPress Database Name


 
Locate your cPanel Username and IP address

Once you know your database name, you will need to locate the IP address of the server and your cPanel username in order to update your Home and Site URL.

→ Click Here to View Our Guide on Locating your Server IP and your cPanel Username

 
 

Changing the Home and Site URL in WordPress

Once you have the name of your WordPress Database, your server IP address and your cPanel username you can determine your temporary URL. Once you have your Temporary URL, you are ready to make the changes necessary to the Database in WordPress.

→ Click Here to View Our Guide on Changing the Home and Site URL in WordPress

 

 

What is my Temporary URL or IP address?

Your Temporary URL is the IP address of your Hosting Account and your cPanel Username in the following format:

[tp_code] https://209.182.204.72/~exampledomain [/tp_code]

where ‘exampledomain’ is replaced with your cPanel username.

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