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  • Good morning everyone,

    i am in the process of changing hosts, so let me give you a rundown. I backed up all of my files and db on my old host to my pc, established a ftp connection to new host. Put all my files just like they were on the old one to the new one. Im in the process of getting my db imported to phpmyadmin by my host. in the mean time i am trying to even get my site to show up in any way… even accessing the /wp-admin.php. i have had no such luck. i do not have a .htaccess file in my root nor do i have an index.php.. i didnt see either of those when copying out my site from my old host.

    Does anyone have any idea what my next step should be? im lost…

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  • You didn’t mention changing the Name Servers wherever you have registered your domain. They must be changed from pointing at your old host, to pointing at your new host.

    If you’ve done that, it can take up to 72 hours for everyone in the world to see that change in Name Servers, so you need your site to work in both places during that 72 hours. The changes make their way gradually to the tens of thousands of Domain Name Servers (DNS) across the planet.

    To make things more complicated, DNS information is also stored on your computer, and pages can be cached in your browser, so you can not always be sure that you are viewing current information.

    sorry, i did change the name servers with my registrar. that was one of the first things i did. The problem is I’m not reaching any part of my site. I think i may have found the problem though. The db is not on my server yet, so im sure that has something to do with it.

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