The title describes what I'm trying to achieve I guess - I've got a Plesk powered server, but no domains as yet, but I need to test out the various website I've created.
Rather, I've got ONE testing domain which i've pointed to the server just to enable a client to have a look, but I don't really want to have to register 10 domains just to test stuff - i'd like to find a clever way around it which will enable me to show clients stuff on all the 10 websites without them having to edit their host file.
I've set up domain1.co.uk on my Plesk control panel, and we've pointed http://www.mytestdomain.co.uk/ at it, to enable us to test the website before we launch "live" to the web in general.
Once we dump mytestdomain.co.uk and replace it with the "live" domain myREALdomain.co.uk how can I add further domains to the server and test them in a similar fashion?
domain1.co.uk will be on xx.xx.77.253, so I don't understand how If I have 2-3 other domains on the server, how we can set up the DNS A records of our domain name to point to all the different websites - surely it's done by unique IP? Or does it look at who's asking and then point them to the right place?
Additionally - Is there a better way of testing out websites before releasing them into the wild? In plesk, if I create all the domains I'm set to launch, could I create a bunch of subdomains on domain1.co.uk and point the subdomains at my "real" domains as testing locations?
There aint enough words to describe this properly - hope someone get the idea :P