What if they didn't automatically remove the rule for the domain from the old server after the migration?
Some quick testing with telnet verified this suspicion and I changed the domain in my `/etc/hosts` to point to the ip of the old server and *TADA* I could access the site and login to the wp admin panel and backup the site.
(I could've pointed the DNS record back to the old server until the site was migrated but it had a TTL of 4h so this would've taken too long)
This quite annoyed me and I was looking for a solution that didn't involve asking him for help.
What we had was:
- the login to the new account
- the ip address of the server that hosted the site previously
The provider didn't seem to allow direct access on the webservers via `<ip-address>:80/user_account`..
Since it's a shared server they must've configured their webserver to server up the users content depending on the host information that the client sends.
Her business partner didn't want to give her the password to the old account because.. yeah he just didn't want to (this was the reason why they did migrate the domain in the first place - how is she supposed to manage a website when she doesn't have access to the account?)
And he also didn't like me helping them because "you're not supposed to mix business and private stuff" and I wasn't part of their business, while being totally inept at figuring out how to fix the problem himself.
She wanted to transfer a domain from one account to another account from the same webhosting provider. (one of those cheap webspace providers that give you enough access to the server to run PHP apps and create MySQL databases via a control panel)
Problem was that she didn't realize that her data wouldn't automatically transferred to the new account, so the domain would point to a new empty web service..
EmacsConf 2019 is tomorrow. Even if a conference about Emacs doesn't seem like your thing, it's worth taking a look at how it's being put on.
It's 100% remote, all talks are live streamed, live transcriptions are posted to IRC. Audience questions are taken from a different IRC channel.
It's the conference version of "everybody dials in." I'd like to see more conferences put on this way.
Please pay attention to the propaganda! Do not applaud people surviving in this dystopia! Instead burn down the dystopia!
I've been using git for 10 years, and I just now learned about `git rebase --onto`. This is going to make my life a lot easier. https://git-scm.com/docs/git-rebase
Today is the last day to make Better Than IRL happen!
If you (like me) have ever made a friend, found a community, opened your mind, grown as a person, changed your life, or all of the above because of the Internet, please take a look at this Kickstarter and consider throwing a few bucks toward making it a reality. Thanks!
Announcing Wio: A clone of Plan 9’s Rio for Wayland https://drewdevault.com/2019/05/01/Announcing-wio.html