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  • TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)


    I created a wordpress site on a local host using Xampp. I moved the site to the live server, and my machine when searching for the site it says server not found. When i use a different machine at a different location it works fine. What changes do i need to make so i can edit the site on my own machine? Please Help!

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  • Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    Can we have a link to the site?

    Did you use a virtual host for your local site by adding your site to your computer’s host file?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_%28file%29

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    http://www.clmphotography.com

    I am not sure how can i located my computers host file?

    Yui

    (@fierevere)

    I am not sure how can i located my computers host file?

    /etc/hosts for mac/linux
    c:\windows\system32 (or system64) \drivers\etc\hosts for windows

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    caseylmphotography.com

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    I am using a mac.
    I tried searching in finder and nothing came up?

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    I can see your website just fine. If you didn’t add your site to the host file in the first place you don’t need to look it up.

    Can you see your site in other browsers?

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    i opened the terminal and searched /etc/hosts for mac/linux and it is denying me permission to access

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    i can’t see it in any other browsers. It just my computer, and its blocking it from other devices if i am using the same connection. (phone, pc, etc) but when i have someone else test the site from a different location it works for them?

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    Try flushing your dns:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=mac+flushing+dns

    I use textwrangler (Mac text editor) to edit the host file. Text Wrangler will edit the /etc/hosts file with admin privileges. Just use the “Open File by Name” under the File menu.

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    and its blocking it from other devices if i am using the same connection.

    Looks like it’s some (router) firewall issue.

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    what am i changing in the host file?

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    I moved to a different location and i am still having the same problem. As you can see you can view the site but i can not.

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    Don’t change anything. Check if your domain name for your local host or remote website is in there.

    TylerL123

    (@tylerl123)

    its not

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    So the problem is not there.

    I moved to a different location

    Are you using the same connection?

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