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DNS service stopped support (5 posts)

  1. jocaasbe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been using DYN for a couple of years. They recently dropped their free service, so my localhost blog is now gone. All my internal links refer to my current site. Is there another way I can get in or change my links manually to get around this problem. I really don't want to have to rebuild my site.
    Thanks for any help.

  2. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi.
    I don't get how your local host installation (ie, on your computer, with no need of an internet connection) can be affected by your former free hosting provider.
    Unless your resources are still pointing to live urls, in which case you would have to download them all through FTP from your server, and do a search and replace (search for yourdomain.con and replace it with localhost/yourdomain) in your local database to fix the problem.

  3. jocaasbe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I set it up with Wamp on my PC. Rather than use my IP address, I used DYN so I could have a domain name. When they canceled the service (with out letting me know) all my internal links used the free domain name. So when I go to log in to change the links it's trying to link to the now defunct domain name and coming up 404.

  4. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In that case, you need to do a Search and Replace in your database, either from PhpMyAdmin (if you know how to write an SQL query), or with the help of a plugin, such as Search and Replace.
    That should get rid of any links to your former live site.
    Don't forget you are going to need to download your uploads folder from DIN if you haven't done so yet.

  5. pwhstacy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes, I am agree with above post..

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