Updating the hosts file
If you don’t know how to ping, you may use this website service to find your IP: Site24x7The main idea is that you will edit the hosts file to point your domain name to your WP Engine IP.
You will add a new line in the hosts file with the format of “ip-address ” So for example, if your IP is .1 and your domain is wpengine.com, then you will add the following line into the hosts file:.1 The steps to editing the hosts file will vary depending on whether you run a PC or a Mac, and also on the version of your operating system.
You are now ready to emulate what the website will look like as if you had made the DNS change.
There is a file on your computer called ‘hosts’ which allows you to override DNS.
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Beginner Geek: How To Edit Your Hosts File In order for the hosts file settings to take into effect, please restart the browser.This can be beneficial if you already have live track with your current host but you want to see how your site will look on the WP Engine platform.