When trying to diagnose a problem accessing a website or server there are a number of command prompt commands that can be used to determine what may be wrong.
Once you have installed a valid SSL certificate on your website, you'll most likely want to ensure that any visitors are accessing your site securely.
Sometimes you may want to access a website hosted on a server before it's live, you can accomplish this by updating your operating system's "hosts" file to point a domain at a given IP and override the public DNS records.
When purchasing hosting from Freethought, customers will no longer be presented with the option to purchase a dedicated IP address. Once provisioned shared hosting will be allocated to a shared IPv4 address and either a shared or a dedicated IPv6 address.
With SNI now widely supported the technical requirement for a dedicated IP address to use SSL/TLS is no longer there and so Freethought no longer provides an IP address free of charge and expects customers to use a shared IP.
Cloning your website can be a useful way to create a quick copy of your website, perhaps you want to experiment with a change, or maybe even make a whole new website using your existing one as a template, if so then this is the feature to do that.