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Step 7: Test the site by updating your hosts file

After the search-replace is complete, your VIP site is not yet live to the public because the URL has been changed, but DNS is not yet pointing to VIP. We recommend that before you change your domain’s DNS to point to VIP, you do a quick check and ensure that the site is still looking good. To do so, update your hosts file by following these instructions. Don’t forget to remove these test lines from your hosts file before you change DNS.

Last updated: February 09, 2021