We have a feature in the Nimbus Hosting platform which allows you to use a preview URL/temporary URL for a website so you can show it to your client without having to do any setup of DNS/changing of the site or editing the clients hosts file.

This feature is designed to use for previewing a site, please do not make any changes to the site using the preview URL as it will lead to issues when you try and put your site live. 

How it works

We use a proxy server to which all preview URLs point, this proxy server substitutes the real and preview URLs in  the header both ways between the client and the server. This means that the hosted site is not changed in any way, meaning that no changes are required when putting the site live.

How to setup a preview URL

From the Nimbus Hosting Dashboard, click on the cog icon next to your website to manage the hosting for that website. 

From the website dashboard, scroll down and you'll see the section for Client Preview URL.  Click the button to toggle Preview mode on, it will take a second or two to process as it sets up the URL, and it will then update with the temporary URL you'll be able to use to access the website using that URL.