Under Linux, the /etc/hosts file can be used to override dns definitions, i.e. to point an hostname to a different ip. I need to test a new VPS. So I added a line in the /etc/hosts file: 123.123.123.123 www.mywebsite.com I flushed all caches and went to www.mywebsite.com , but it still shows the old site. In the new site, I should see the default apache file "It Works!" I used ping to test the ip and it shows the new ip. I used wget to retrieve the index.html file, but it retrieves the file from the old server. I bypassed …

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