This is my first post, but I am a regular reader, and WP user.
Apologies for the long post. I have included as much info as possible :)
I host a couple personal websites on a Multisite install, and use the WPMUDEV Mapped domains plugin to map the different domains to the different Multisite sites, with a A record in each DNS record pointing to a Dedicated IP.
Up until now, the install has been on Godaddy Hosting and worked fine. But after the saga that I have had with Godaddy hosting being not compatible with certain plugins ( BackupBuddy - I'm looking at you) I have decided to move my install to HostGator.
I have successfully moved the site manually, and it is live and functioning perfectly. Except...
Now I am having trouble with Mapping domains.
I have a Business Plan that includes a free SSL and a Dedicated IP address.
I noticed that when I went through the domains and updated the A records to the new Dedicated IP, and waited for the delegation, visiting the mapped sites would take me to a 404 HostGator page.
So, when I type the Dedicated IP into a browser it does not take me to the main site. I get a 404 HostGator page too
After Speaking to HG Support, I was told that
the IP address assigned is a STATIC PUBLIC DEDICATED IP Address address
So after some investigation, it turns out there is no "reverse-lookup" enabled on the Dedicated IP. So I can ping the Dedicated IP, but cant visit it??!!
These are my questions
1. How can the Dedicated IP be "STATIC PUBLIC DEDICATED IP Address" if I can't visit it from a browser?
2. Is there another way to map the domains?
3. Anybody else have this problem?