SkipDNS is actually a third-party service that provides a temporary link to a website by proxying other websites from a specific combination of domain, IP address, and port number.
It allows web developers and designers to easily and quickly access a temporary URL for websites they are building or modifying, without having to change DNS settings or accessing the website through a different host.
How does skipDNS work?
- As for how SkipDNS works, it essentially acts as a middleman between a user and the server hosting the website, forwarding all requests to the server at the specified IP address.
- This allows a user to access a website from a different IP address without affecting DNS settings or local hosts files.
Creating a temporary link with skipDNS
To create a temporary link with SkipDNS, you can follow these steps:
- Go to the SkipDNS website
- Enter the IP address and port number of the server hosting your website. (You’ll find it in your hosting providers information
- Enter a live URL (Take the URL of the existing site)
- Click the “Create Link” button to generate the temporary link.
- Optionally, enter a custom domain name for the temporary link.
- The new temporary link os now shown in your linklist
- Once the link is created, you can use it to access the website as if you were located on the same network as the server, without having to change your DNS settings or local hosts file.
Note that free accounts are limited to 25 temporary links per month, and the links expire after 24 hours. Paid accounts have higher limits and longer expiration times.
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- Imagine you are working on a website that is hosted on a server located in a different country.Typically, to access the website for testing and development purposes, you would need to change your DNS settings or access the website through a different host.
- With SkipDNS, you can simply provide the service with the IP address and port number of the server, and it will generate a temporary link that acts as a proxy for the website.
- This allows you to access the website as if you were located on the same network as the server, without having to make any changes to your DNS settings or hosts file.