[resolved] WP on new host resolves to old host! Can't get to admin. (5 posts)

  1. johnny20011
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm in the process of making the switch to BlueHost, and so far I've installed WP 2.2 and imported my database successfully.

    I'd like my WP blog at my current host to remain active under my domain name until I have everything at BlueHost configured properly. Unfortunately I can't login to my wp-admin area at BlueHost because the WP install there resolves back to my domain at my current host!

    Is there something I can configure in WP to log in, or do I just have to point my domain to BlueHost and show my blog as a work in progress?

    The folks at BlueHost have been extremely helpful but couldn't get me logged in - hope you can help!


  2. Gudrun
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here's a trick I used when my domain name hadn't resolved correctly and it will hard wire your computer to your new web host.

    Find the c:\windows\system32\etc\host file. (Making a backup copy of host, say host.2 would be a good idea.)

    Open the file using Notepad and add your ip address followed by your domain name like the examples below. Save the file. yourdomainname.com http://www.yourdomainname.com

    Now go back to your internet browser and when you refresh or bring up your website, YOUR pc should find your new bluehost website. Once your are done working on the new site, just remove the lines from the file, resave and you should be back to where the dns are pointing your web address.

    Remember to save the file as a ascii test file, if you are given a choic.

  3. johnny20011
    Posted 9 years ago #


    Thanks for your reply.

    I'm willing to try this, but I'm afraid I don't follow you. I guess I'd need a little more explicit instructions. Cant find the c:\windows\system32\etc\host file...what exactly am I looking for?

  4. johnny20011
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, I did a little poking around and I think I get it.

  5. johnny20011
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Alright man, That worked, perfectly!

    YOU ROCK!!!

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