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[resolved] Moved to new host - sub-site still served from old IP (20 posts)

  1. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just moved my WP multisite to a new server. DNS is fully propagated. Main site (and its WP admin) and network dashboard are being served from the new IP. Sub-site and it's dashboard are still being served from the old IP.

    Is there are setting in the plugin that needs to be changed?

  2. Shouldn't be, but search the database for the old IP.

    Generally WP doesn't use the IP unless you tell it to. Did you?

  3. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Ipstenu- Thanks! No, haven't done anything that would put IP in there. Just changed DNS nameservers a few hours ago, so it may just not be resolved here yet. Can you check and see what you're getting on your end?

    Main site

    Sub Site

    Old IP is 69.175.71.114

    New IP should be 67.227.244.179

    Liquidweb (new host) says both are resolving to the server on their end. I've gotshowIP firefox addon now showing old IP for both.

  4. First off, high five for LiquidWeb! :) They're my host too ;) Love 'em.

    They both resolve to the new IP for me, but a check on them at http://www.whatsmydns.net/ came up all red which is ... interesting. When did you put in the DNS change?

  5. nameserver records actually take a bit longer to fully propogate for some reason. :)

  6. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Ipstenu- DNS was changed at 12 Noon Eastern- about 8 hours ago. FWIW,in each site, under tools/domain mapping, I entered the new server IP address, but I'm not sure whech server I was on when I did that!

    Under network admin/sites, the mapping field is blank for both sites= maybe because the mapped site has the same name as its domain.

    As of now, everything- both sites and all dashboards are on the old IP.

    At http://www.whatsmydns.net/ I'm getting all green, and all but one on the new server.

  7. FWIW,in each site, under tools/domain mapping, I entered the new server IP address, but I'm not sure whech server I was on when I did that!

    Liquidweb gives you a temp URL still, right? You should be able to go in and look at cpanel that way. From there, hop into the database and search for the old IP.

    They're showing as new IP for me, so I think you may have to wait out the DNS caching :/ It can take up to 72 hours, but usually less. Depends on what the TTL was set to before you switched.

  8. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Liquidweb gives you a temp URL still, right?

    Not sure what you mean by "temp" by I have cpanel access to both the old and the new servers. I usually access the database from myphpadmin- can I do a search there? I'll check...Just weird that most of the world except for me is supposedly getting the new DNS.

  9. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ran various searches- found nothing. I guess I'll take an anti OCD pill and check on things tomorrow- or at least not until bedtime ;)

    I've got some issues with W3TC that need to be investigated (not related to this thread) so anxious for everything to be settled on the new VPS.

  10. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still trying to figure out what's going on here. It's been 22+ hours since DNS was changed, yet neither site is resolving here to the new IP. If I ping each site at http://just-ping.com/ the primary site shows about 50% propagated, the sub-site 100%. Still wondering if the domain mapping plugin is somehow involved?

    The consequences of this is that network and individual WP site admin is still pointing to the old server, so any changes made there will not appear on the "relocated" site.

  11. the domain mapping plugin only stores the IP address for your usage. It doesn't actually DO any redirecting with it, as the domain has to hit your server first. before it even gets to wp.

    did you change the dns records for your main domain to the new server?

  12. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Andrea_r- Thanks!

    the domain mapping plugin only stores the IP address for your usage. It doesn't actually DO any redirecting with it

    Yes- aware of that.

    did you change the dns records for your main domain to the new server?

    Yes- DNS nameservers for both domains were successfully changed 24 hours ago.

    Everyone but me is getting them from the new IP (67.227.244.179). I'm hoping it's just a matter of waiting 'till my ISP (AT&T Uverse) DNS cache refreshes.

  13. Probably. :) I moved a couple of domains recently to a new registrar & accidental blew away the records except for the nameservers (which were pointing to the wrong spot because I overrode them with A records).

    two domains, both going to the same IP. I changed both at the the same time. It easy took one of those half a day longer than the other one to show up and it took the full 3 days.

    drove me nuts.

    So, the fact that other people are seeing it just fine means eventually it'll sort itself out for you. :)

  14. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Andrea. I guess it's time for me to take an anti-OCD pill and find other more important things to do for a couple days! I'll post back on Monday either way.

  15. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Both sites are resolving correctly now! Thanks, All, for the hand-holding!

  16. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK..now the main site is on the new server and the sub-site on the old!

  17. Sounds like DNS caching then, and sadly something you have to wait out :/

    (When I moved to LiquidWeb ages ago, they gave me a temp URL I should use like myip/~ipstenu or something and from THAT I could get to Cpanel. Which let me get into the database to check but ... that's a bit moot for you right now.)

  18. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Ipstenu- Resolving correctly since last night. Before that I even changed my Windows hosts file to try to force it to resolve to correct IP. It just takes some time.

    Never had any trouble logging into the new LW cpanel. In fact, for a while there I could log in to cpanel on either old or new server. Still want to see if I can get into old cpanel to delete everything before I close the account. But won't be doing that 'till I successfully get my domains released so I can register them elsewhere.

    I've heard nothing but great things about liquidweb, and they've certainly lived up to their rep thus far with me. I'm on their new "smart" VPS.

  19. Let me know how that goes! I'm on the old VPS but I keep thinking I'll update/move

    DNS and name servers are a pill to move sometimes. 15 times it flips over in an hour. Then the ONE time you really care, it takes a couple days.

  20. robnalexpress
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Ipstenu- True- you just don't know. But you can always keep the current server up until the dust settles. I like that they say their "smart" servers can "seamlessly move your entire server environment to a new hardware platform in minutes with the click of a button."

    I got 1GB server, 0.9GB RAM, 75GB Disk, 1 CPU. Sales tried to sell me more power/space than I probably need, so I talked to someone on the support side (tried to send me back to sales until I told him I'd been there) who kindly recommended starting with this setup and upgrade if necessary.

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