2.3.10. Site service address

The service address is designed to check the functionality of a hosted site without a domain - for example, when the domain has not yet been registered, is not working or is not sent to hosting. It is automatically generated for all sites added to section "My sites", and is disabled by default.

Important points:

  • Initially, the service address is available only for the IP address from which it was generated hosting order, and when switching to it from another IP, an error will be displayed "The service address is not available from your IP"... To remove the restriction, you need add phone number or pay for hosting service.
  • If the site uses a CMS that is linked to a domain address, then for the correct operation of the site at the service address, it may be necessary to replace the main domain address with the service address within the CMS itself or make certain changes to its files. For example, in WordPress this can be done by instructions.
  • When the main domain directed to hosting and the service address is included, the site will be available at both addresses - both the main and the service one.
  • The site can be indexed by the service address. It is recommended to disable it for sites operating on the primary domain to avoid indexing problems.
  • It is not possible to install an SSL certificate or configure HTTPS for the service address. The service address works only over the HTTP protocol.
  • The service address does not affect the operation of the domain or site.
  • The service address does not change when migrations hosting account to another country (changes only when deleting and re-adding a site/subdomain).
  1. Openup site settings.
  2. In the section "Service address" uncheck (to enable) or set (to disable) the checkbox next to the option "Disable service address" and save your changes.
  3. Wait a few minutes for the changes to take effect.
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