How can I check how Fozzy hosting working without redirecting my main domain to Fozzy?

If you want to check your site work before changing your domain’s DNS, you have to add the next line into your local “hosts” file:

  • 111.222.333.444 is the IP address of our server (we will describe how to find it below)
  • is your website name (we recommend adding both versions, just in case. If you’re going to check 2 sites and more, just add it separating by space)

How to find the server’s IP:

  • cPanel: Shared IP Address section in the GENERAL INFORMATION block on the right of the cPanel main page.
  • ISPmanager: WWW > WWW-domains > IP addresses column.
  • Plesk: Websites & Domains > “IP address” section at the information block of a domain you need.
  • DirectAdmin: Your Account > View more > Account Configuration > IP.

How to find your local “hosts” file


  1. Go to This PC > C: > Windows > System32
  2. Open notepad.exe as an administrator
  3. In the Notepad window click File > Open, then move to C: > Windows > System32 > Drivers > etc > hosts and click Open
  4. Type a line like “111.222.333.444” and save the file: File > Save.
  5. Close the window.

or via Command Prompt

  1. Right-click the bottom-left corner of the Start panel to open the menu and select Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. Type “cd drivers/etc” and press Enter. Type “notepad hosts” and press Enter
  3. At the end of the file type a line like “111.222.333.444” and save the file: File > Save
  4. Close the window


  1. Open Finder, then go to Go > Go to Folder… from the top menu
  2. Move to the hosts files location typing in the text box /private/etc/hosts and click Go
  3. Copy hosts file to the undefended directory (for example, to the Desktop)
  4. Double right-click the moved file
  5. At the end of the file type a line like “111.222.333.444” and close the window saving the changes
  6. Delete the original “hosts” file and move the edited one to /private/etc/hosts

or via the Terminal

  1. Open the Terminal using Spotlight
  2. Type “sudo nano /etc/hosts” and press Enter. Type the user’s password and press Enter
  3. At the end of the file type a line like “111.222.333.444”
  4. Press “ctrl+x” to exit. Press “y” to save changes. Then press Enter


  1. Open the Terminal
  2. Run the command: sudo vi /etc/hosts
  3. Type the user’s password
  4. Press I key, thereby active file editing
  5. Type a line like “111.222.333.444” and close the app with shortcut Esc:wq

If everything is good and your website works fine, you should delete the previously added line and delegate your domain to Fozzy DNS-servers.

In case your website works incorrectly, please contact us and describe how we can reproduce the error on our part (add the admin panel credentials if needed). We will do our best to solve the issue.

A technical link is automatically created for each virtual hosting account with cPanel and ISPmanager control panels. It is mentioned in the welcome mail, which is sent to the registration email immediately after ordering the hosting service. This link points to the same place as the main domain and works only with the main domain of the hosting service. With this link, you can see how your site works before changing your domain’s DNS.
This link is *, where * is your domain name. For example –

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