Migrating Joomla Website over to DigitalOcean

February 7, 2016 392 views
MySQL DigitalOcean

Hello everyone, I'm currently migrating a website built in Joomla to Digital Ocean. My website was hosted at DjangoEurope, but since there were security problems with this Joomla version, we we forced to change hosts. I'm following this (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-migrate-wordpress-from-shared-hosting-to-a-cloud-server-with-zero-downtime) tutorial, but I'm now stuck. On step 6, when i try to open my website it just displays the same error from before "wservices.ch
Web hosting
Default page
There is no website at this address."

Any tip on how to solve this? Maybe I did something wrong importing the database....

1 Answer

The fact that you are seeing that message indicates that your computer is still requesting the site from the old server. You can create a host file entry on your local computer which points your domain to your new droplet's IP address. This file (a list of names and associated IP addresses) is much the same on every platform (the order may be different).

On Windows this can be found in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\

On Linux, Mac and FreeBSD it can be found in /etc/hosts

Once that record is in place you can test your new site before updating your DNS. Once you repoint your DNS you should remove these entries so your local computer begins using DNS for that name again.

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