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  • 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.

    11.79.165.92 yourdomainname.com
    11.79.165.92 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.

    Gudrun,

    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?

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

    Alright man, That worked, perfectly!

    YOU ROCK!!!

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