When you create an account in cpanel you can use a URL to access it like http://ip/%7Eusername/, which is basically http://ip/~username/. Since the client is not ready to take down their old site and we are moving hosts, can Craft run on a URL with the ~username or %7E in the URL? They do not have a dedicated IP unfortunately. Thanks in advance.

I know the license will be needed, but can we change the URL to the real one when ready to go LIVE?

  • Assuming you have auth over the DNS, why not just create an A record for dev.example.com pointing to new IP? – Steve Adams Nov 15 '15 at 12:16
  • I do not have DNS access yet. They are working on that. – Bryan Garrant Nov 15 '15 at 12:27
  • I keep a prototype domain just for this purpose. There is no reason not to use dev.whatever.com when you control whatever.com – Steve Adams Nov 15 '15 at 12:30
  • How do I update the license to the new URL when site is ready? – Bryan Garrant Nov 15 '15 at 12:31
  • I have a few dedicated IPs I can also use on my server if needed. Just wondering how to update the license domain when ready to change – Bryan Garrant Nov 15 '15 at 12:32


'example.com' => array(...

'should' work with an address like:

'' => array(...

You might also try:

'' => array(...

Although using a proper domain name as in my comment above would be better.

Good luck. :)

  • Thx. I will try it. Was not sure if the ~ would cause any issues – Bryan Garrant Nov 15 '15 at 12:28
  • I was just wondering if anyone tried it this way yet – Bryan Garrant Nov 15 '15 at 12:29

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