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  • User2110873642 posted

    how should i go about testing my website on a public domain after an update. while other people see a page telling them that it is in maintenance?

    i was kinda thinking like i could whitelist ips that i need the domain to acces, while customers cannot.

    but i wouldnt know where to redirect them, and how to avoid any code from running while they try accesing the pages.

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:03 PM

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  • User1120430333 posted

    i was kinda thinking like i could whitelist ips that i need the domain to acces, while customers cannot.

    Best approach...

    but i wouldnt know where to redirect them, and how to avoid any code from running while they try accesing the pages.

    A lot of unnecessary headache on a  redirect for what? You put a notification bulletin out for a period of time for users to see that the site will be  down for on a date and for how long and simply take the site down.  That's what my bank does with its site.

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:39 PM
  • User475983607 posted

    how should i go about testing my website on a public domain after an update. while other people see a page telling them that it is in maintenance?

    i was kinda thinking like i could whitelist ips that i need the domain to acces, while customers cannot.

    but i wouldnt know where to redirect them, and how to avoid any code from running while they try accesing the pages.

    Usually a firewall setting where only internal users can access the site.   contact your system admin for assistance.

    If you have a hosting provider then you should contact the hosting provider and ask if this is possible.

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:19 PM