It might take up to 12-24 hours for a new domain to start working globally. During DNS zone propagation you will see our notification "Your domain is not pointing to our name servers". The same happens if you have recently pointed a domain to Hostinger.

Before the domain is fully activated or pointing to Hostinger, most features (website, e-mail, FTP) will not work. No worries! You can start building your website and see changes immediately by using one of these features:

Preview website

A Preview website feature will be activated automatically during the new hosting order activation:

Your preview website link will look like this:

domain-tld.preview-domain.com

(where domain-tld is your domain name)

Edit hosts file

The other option to see your website while waiting for the DNS propagation is to edit the hosts file. All you need is to add these lines:

185.185.185.185 www.domain.tld
185.185.185.185 domain.tld

Where 185.185.185.185 is your hosting account’s IP address and domain.tld - your domain name. You can find your IP address at Hosting → Manage → Details, in the Website details section:

NOTES:

  • Preview URL will be available for 120h after setting up your account or after adding an addon domain

  • Preview URL can be also obtained via SkipDNS tool

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