Accesss Drupal with temporary URL
Sometimes you might want to check your Drupal site just before publishing it.
You would like to access your drupal site using a temporary URL. In order to access a drupal site using a temporary URL.
For example: http://serverip/~username/drupal
Note :: drupal is the directory where you have configured drupal for your domain. Paths may vary according to configuration
Follow following steps in order to access the drupal site using a temporary URL.
1) Open the file /public_html/sites/default/settings.php
2) Find the setting “$base_url = ”.
Uncomment the line and configure it to read it as follows:
$base_url = ‘http://serverip/~test’;
Please be sure you are not placing the trailing slash.
3)Also will need to configure the .htaccess in order to correct the redirections.
4] Open the .htaccess file in the drupal directory.( /public_html/drupal/.htaccess)
In this locate the line which says RewriteBase /.
Uncomment the line and change it as follows:
5) Save the file.
Now try accessing your domain using the temporary URL. Eg. http://serverIP/~username/drupal.
You can now access your drupal with a temporary URL.