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    Propagation questions...

    Hi,

    So I feel crazy asking all these questions but I guess thats what this forum is for.

    I understand the whole propagation process and that it will take up to 72 hours to complete. My questions comes with something my hosting company provides me. Hawk Host gives me a "temporary url which you may use to view your website and upload files" while the propagation is taking place. My question is if I use the temporary url to upload files through my cpanel - i.e. http://temporaryurl/cpanel - will this automatically be reflected in my actual url once the propagation has taken place?

    Regards

    Chad

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    the answer is yes.

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    Yes, you can also see your website using IP address untill the propagation is not completed.

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    You can think of the temporary address as simply another way to access the same account.

    Just as if your name was Michael and you were to also answer to Mike - either one would be referencing you. That's as good of an example as I can come up with

    Just make sure not to use the temporary URL after your DNS propagates and also keep in mind that some PHP scripts will not function properly on a temporary URL.
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    Mike is right. Both of web addresses will drive people to the same web site content

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    The short answer is yes. But as Mike said, some php scripts will not work from a temporary URL.

    For example, if you were to install wordpress. Be careful about scripts that automatically populate the working path. For example, if a script takes http://65.65.153.14/~username/script_folder as the working path, then it might not work correctly when you try and go to it from the propagated domain name, depending on your servers configuration.
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    Yes is the answer.

    Actually your temporary url i.e http://xxx.xxx.xx.xxx/~urusername and your permanant url i.e http://somedomain.com both points to your account.

    Normally propogating takes not much time 24 hours would be enough to propogate.

    Depends on your registrar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer Farooq View Post
    Normally propogating takes not much time 24 hours would be enough to propogate.Depends on your registrar.
    I would like to point out that propagation time doesn't depend on registrar. It is my opinion.

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    Best to think in terms of 72 hours, if it's less it's a bonus.
    Thinking in terms of 24 hours can make you cranky when its 25 hours.

    Best thing to do while waiting is 'Watch the grass grow' it's such fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreyfidrya View Post
    I would like to point out that propagation time doesn't depend on registrar. It is my opinion.
    Andreyfidrya is right. It depends on your ISP. If anyone wants, I can explain how this works.

    To answer your question: as others have said, yes. However, some scripts would not work on a temporary URL, although most would.

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    I ordered domains at the same registrars. For one of them propagation took no more than 2 hours for another one - 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreyfidrya View Post
    I ordered domains at the same registrars. For one of them propagation took no more than 2 hours for another one - 2 days.
    It would be nice if you could tell us where you are from and which registrars they are

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    Hi,

    normally, temporary URL only showing the website in the server only. If you upload any file to your server, you can view it using temporary URL during domain propagation period.

    After it is fully propagated, you can view from your actual website.

    The same zone for propagation period is after 72 hours as it makes sure the domain is fully propagated to the server. otherwise u might able to view it, and some of your visitors aren't able to view it.

    You can use a DNS checker to check whether the domain is propagated or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer Farooq View Post
    Depends on your registrar.
    Actually it depends on your ISP and whether they actually abide by TTLs or if they simply choose to cache things for 24, 48, 72 hours or more.

    I have the TTLs on most of my important domains set to something like 1 or 2 hours and in most places and on most ISPs if I make a change it propagates pretty quick as fast as a few minutes to as slow as 1 or 2 hours (my TTLs) but some ISPs will simply carry your old zone until a certain period of time they have configured passes.

    For people on ISPs with poor caching policies I usually recommend OpenDNS.
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    Propagation process usually takes 48 - 72 hours but in some cases it can take up to 7 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wajdan View Post
    Propagation process usually takes 48 - 72 hours but in some cases it can take up to 7 days.
    All depending on your ISP If you want it to go faster set your system up to use OpenDNS and you will find propagation (for you) happens very quickly.
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