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Website hacked? Redirecting to different address. (8 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a self-hosted WordPress blog at http://www.spartansweblog.com.

    I came home tonight to find that my address is redirecting to http://www.insidemalaysiandreamgirl.com!

    Can anyone provided any guidance on this? I'm a technical novice and am having no success whatsoever getting to the bottom of this.

    The only clue I've managed to pick up is that it looks like the domain registration's been changed somehow:

    http://whois.domaintools.com/spartansweblog.com

    Thanks for any help anyone can provide. This is quite an unpleasant development for a new blogger.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The only clue I've managed to pick up is that it looks like the domain registration's been changed somehow:

    based on what?

    this:

    Title Relevancy 100%
    Meta Description: Inside Malaysian Dreamgirl

    thats taken off the page, and has nothing to do with the registration. its there due to the redirect.

    both sites are hosted on dreamhost (diff boxes, same host).

    I would contact them and ask them to see if they have screwed something up on their end..

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  4. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK. I guess I was grasping at straws there. Hopefully, it's a simple mix-up by Dreamhost.

    Thanks.

  5. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    A real whois reveals that both domains are privately registered through dreamhost.
    Therefore only you/dreamhost can determine who controls your domain. As a test, you can rename your index.php file and make a new index.php,html,etc with a test message inside. If you see your test message when browsing to your site, then you've been hacked, if the domain still points to the dreamgirl site then do as Whooami suggested and contact Dreamhost about their mistake.
    For what it's worth, each domain resolves to a different IP.

  6. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry, my post was before I saw the latest by whooami.
    Based on this, you should contact Dreamhost about their probable mistake.

  7. outthere
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Host............ Ahh, shared servers and ip's, Wouldn't it be nice if we could all afford $250 a month dedicated.

  8. Michael Torbert
    WordPress Virtuoso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There are plenty cheaper than $250. Hostgator, Godaddy, etc all have solutions for well under $200/month. Alternatively, you could always just buy an inexpensive server and rent space from someone for cheap in a datacenter.
    With some exceptions, the general rule is that if your site doesn't make enough for you to easily afford a dedicated server(s), you're fine with shared. Likewise, if your site absolutely requires a dedicated server(s), generally it would generate enough for you to do so.

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