Finding your FTP server:
- In your bluehost cpanel, go to the left sidebar – click “expand stats” if that link is present.
- You are looking for an entry called “xxx IP Address” either one will work here
- “xxx” might be “Shared” or “Dedicated” depending on your serve
For grins, lets say your shared IP address is 188.8.131.52
To create your temporary URL, you will add the IP address plus your cpanel username like so:
in our example it would be like this:
Once you create your URL, put it into your browser and view your site!
Remember, for WordPress to work correctly you will need to set the Server URL to this temporary URL. Then, when you are ready to switch the DNS over, log in to WordPress through your Temporary URL, change the server URL to your actual domain. Then switch the DNS and wait for the site to come up!