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Testing PHP contact form without a domain

My domain (which is now with GoDaddy) is currently pointing at my old site, which is with another web hosting provider.


I am redeveloping my new site with GoDaddy.


At the moment, I can only preview/test my site using the IP address. I wonder how this would work for testing whether my php contact form works correctly?




I get a message saying that the submission was successful, but not I am not receiving the test e-mails in my inbox.


Does this have something to do with not having a domain on my hosting yet? And if so, would anyone know how I can test if the php contact form is working correctly?


Many thanks,




Hello @ScotBlue!


Thank you for posting. Do you have your hosting account setup with some sort of temporary domain? You could set the site up on a subdomain like and that would allow you to test the form. 


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Hi @Heather,

Thank you getting back to me.


When I try to set up a subdomain, I get the following error message (below).


Would this have something to do with my domain pointing to my website, currently hosted elsewhere?


Error: Failed domain creation: Unable to update domain data: There is not enough space on the disk.

In mscorlib module
Exception type: System.IO.IOException
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

at System.IO.File.InternalCopy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite, Boolean checkHost)

at ServerManagerFactory.backupAppHostConfig()

at ServerManagerFactory.commit()

at IISServerManager.commit(IISServerManager* )

(Error code 1)