Important: This does not work if you are behind a proxy, which includes antivirus firewalls and such.

Right click on the hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Go to properties, turn off “read-only”
Open the file using Notepad or any text editor
Add a line to the bottom of the file with the IP and domain
When you are done, don’t forget to turn read-only back on again


Use the IP of the new server and then the domain you want that IP to resolve to.

Now you can browse to that domain and it will resolve to the new IP even though the DNS hasn’t been updated yet.