Every site created at Kinsta comes with a WordPress temporary URL so that it’s immediately accessible to you even before you point your own domain at it. These temporary domains use this format – https://sitename.kinsta.cloud.

Google has its policies on duplicate content/URLs and to avoid this SEO issue we enforce an X-Robots-Tag HTTP header with a value of noindex, nofollow, nosnippet, noarchive on the temporary URL.

This means sitename.kinsta.cloud URLs won’t be indexed by the search engines. The same applies for staging environment staging-sitename.kinsta.cloud URLs.

Our old temporary URL formats were sitename.kinsta.com and sitename.tempXXX.kinsta.cloud. If you’ve have been a Kinsta client for a while, your site might still be using this format.

Once your site is created, you’ll be able to access your new WordPress site using the temporary URL. You can see it on the MyKinsta dashboard within the “Domains” section.

WordPress temporary URL for all Kinsta sites.

WordPress temporary URL for all Kinsta sites.

After transferring your site to Kinsta, you’ll also have to add your final domain on the “Domains” page and point your DNS to Kinsta. Once the DNS propagates, you won’t need the temporary URL anymore.

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