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I can't type in my IP to browser to access my pages? Pls help.

Just moved server. I can only access them if I enter domain.

   
3:37 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just move to a new server and I suspect there are settings issue that is causing my current problem.

Aside from using my domain, I sometime provide just IP to my customers (so they don't know my domain) to access certain files. With the new server move, I can no longer just type in my IP to the browser to access my files. I can only access them if I put in a full [mydomain.com...] and not a [xx.#*$!.xx....]

I am a do-do at all thing tech so I'd appreciate some exact how-to to solve this. I figure it is some settings on the server. Please help.

8:11 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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>>With the new server move, I can no longer just type in my IP

If you changed servers, your IP also changed.
Find out what is the IP of your new site from your hosting company. Or, do a serch for "site ip lookup" on google. Use one of the results there.

By the way, you'll only be able to access your site via the IP address if you have a dedicated IP.

10:43 am on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You need to give us more information.

Do you own this server yourself?

Do you have a new IP address?

Are you using a hosting company of some sort?

Have you changed hosting company?

Chances are if you changed host, they might be sharing your IP address with other sites so it can only be accessed by the domain name.

6:20 pm on Jan 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I had the same issue. Are you hosting your own server? If so, you need to edit the hosts file to allow the IP of your webserver.
6:29 pm on Jan 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm betting defanjos hit it in his reply.

It's likely on your old server you had a dedicated IP address.

With a dedicated IP you can access your site via the domain name or the IP.

LOT's of hosts use what is called "shared" hosting. Where you share the IP address with lots of other sites. The visitor is then routed to the appropriate site based on the domain name.

With this setup, if you use just an IP address, you'll end up at a default page and not at any specific site.

If it turns out you are shared IP address, talk with the hosting company and see if you can get a dedicated.

1:36 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is there any advantage to dedicated IP?
9:27 pm on Feb 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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you need to add your domain name to the host header in IIS...

Also be sure that the dns (name servers) entries at your domain registrar are pointing the the correct addresses. Your new hosting company will give you those.

9:29 pm on Feb 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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or for $5 you can register another domain and have those "private" folks use that one instead of the main domain which you dont want them to know about.
 

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