Testing with temporary subdomain?

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I am moving an existing website to a new inmotion account. Can I use a temporary subdomain of my existing domain to point to the new email boxes and web pages as I move them?
Hello markrjohnson, and thanks for the question. If you'd like to test a website out on your account, you can either test your website using your temporary URL, or you can modify your local hosts file to force your computer to resolve the domain name directly to our server. I'd personally recommend using the hosts file modification, as sometimes the temporary URL is incompatible with certain applications. The temporary URL will typically work in a lot of cases as well though. Either of these options would probably be preferred over creating a testing subdomain, that way when you're done testing, you just update the domain's DNS records to resolve to the server publicly and you don't need to worry about readjusting the subdomain. Please let us know if you have any further questions at all. - Jacob