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1:20 am on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i just purchased a dedicated ip from godaddy hosting, but i cannot figure out how to login using the ip and username/password (so i can avoid any downtime between dns transitions)

still awaiting response from their support.

i'm using cuteftp, which gives the following options for logging in:
Host
Username
Password

obviosuly, ftp.mysite.com will not work because it is still pointed at the active site at my previous host

1:24 am on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Your username might be username@mysite.com, rather than just username.

Did you set up an FTP account or are you just using your account login/password? They may not be set up for FTP, which would require you to log into whatever kind of control panel is provided by your host and set one up an account manually.

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i was able to get in by using the ip as the "host" (without ftp. or ftp://)

would you happen to know the answer to this question:

when i type my ip in my browser to see the yet-to-be-live site, i am redirected back to my .com domain

i disabled the htaccess and changed all configuration settings and checked the base href's (which is just http_server)

why won't it let me view the plain old ip domain? when the site was empty (with the host default pages) i could see their stuff fine.

2:09 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In CuteFTP, just add the IP address into the Host field, everything else shoud be the same.

If it doesn't work, then GoDaddy does not have it set up yet. Or you need to go into their control panel and set it up. How or who entered the DNS changes? The FTP account should have been set up at that time.

Jim Catanich

2:09 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In CuteFTP, just add the IP address into the Host field, everything else shoud be the same.

If it doesn't work, then GoDaddy does not have it set up yet. Or you need to go into their control panel and set it up. How or who entered the DNS changes? The FTP account should have been set up at that time.

Jim Catanich

6:31 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean. If you type in your new ip address into the browser bar it should serve you the index file you just uploaded to your new host. The only reason, upon doing that and only that, that it would redirect to mysite.com would be if you have a .htaccess or meta redirect in place.

Of course, the second you clicked on any intrasite links, assuming they have absolute paths (h++p://www.mydomain.com/path-here), you would be sent to your old host as long as your domain name resolves there.