Installing WordPress on your Temporary URL


Choosing a host for your WordPress page is one of the most important decisions you will make about your website.  After all, the host you choose will affect not only functionality, but also your SEO prospects.  This is why there is a good argument to be made that serious businesses should begin their websites on a high quality server.  Even though some companies try “cutting corners” by starting out with a bottom-of-the-barrel hosting service, they ultimately pay for this decision with sub-optimal performance.  Additionally, when these businesses do decide to upgrade, they face a bit of inconvenience when it comes to “switching over.” If you happen to be one of those business/website owners who still needs to switch over, however, there’s no need to panic.  Switching hosts doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal.  Here are a few simple steps to installing WordPress on your temporary URL–a simple action that can make the whole transitional process easier in a number of ways!

3 Steps to Installing WordPress on a temporary URL

Go to the WordPress root menu and open the WordPress configuration file (wp-config.php)

Log in to your file manager and select the WordPress configuration file and choose code edit.

There should be one line that looks something like:

define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

Below this line, you will need to insert 2 new lines.  You can copy and paste them from here, if you’d like:



Now, simply replace  http://ehub##.example.com/~username with the temporary URL of your actual website.

Moving Forward

Now that your WordPress is on a temporary URL, you will be able to make changes without it affecting your actual, live WordPress website. This will allow you to develop the page and test important changes such as a hosting switch.

End Of The Year Update – RFE Hosting

We would like to thank all those that made this year a great success for us.

RFE Hosting went live to the public in Oct. Since then we have had many new clients, and connected with  many new potential clients.

Here is a list of all our Newest Clients for 2010:

  • Crazy About My BayBah – Blog Migration/Hosting
  • Food Stoned – Blog Migration/Hosting
  • FPIES – Site/Blog/Email Hosting
  • ILTSource.com – Blog Hosting
  • It’s A Tradition – Blog Migration/Hosting
  • Littleaton.com – Email/Blog hosting
  • Master Aviators – Email/Site Hosting
  • Not Quite Susie – Blog Migration/Hosting
  • Planet Earth Thrift – Email/Blog hosting
  • That’s My Cake – Site/Blog/Email Hosting
  • The Daily Blarg – Blog Migration/Hosting
  • Tocaloma – Site Hosting – Coming Early Jan 2011

We look forward to helping new clients get on the WordPress bandwagon.

This coming year for our New Year’s Resolution of 2011, our goal is to migrate/transfer 100 new blogs over to WordPress. I will be creating a tally on our site, and it will be made into a contest.

I will post about the details sometime in January.

Thank you again to all those that have made us a success, and we look forward to 2011 with all the awesomeness it brings.


RFE Hosting Weekly Updates – 10/24/2010

Well another week has gone by, and we are still growing!

This weeks up-time was 100%.

We are looking for Web Site Designers, and Developers to bring into the fold. We would like to host your sites, and help you bring in more customers.

If you are a Website Designer or Developer, please contact us, so we can get your ideas, and network with you.

This coming week we will have some new updates on some services we offer.

I look forward to another great week at RFE HOSTING.

Aaron Eaton

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