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.htaccess problem

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by citizenx28, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. citizenx28

    citizenx28 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I hope the topic fits here.
    I bought a domain and an offshore hosting with cpanel. After a week I saw my website on Google search 1 page 6th position. But now Google doesn't list my website on the same position infact it doesn't show my website even within the top 20 pages.

    I checked my website's cache on google and upon typing cache:http://website.com a totally different website opens up on the browser. I am so very clueless of what went wrong with my website. My website is on wordpress 2.8. Did somebody hack it? Or did anybody hack the .htaccess file? I can't find the .htacces file on my cpanel either although when i search for files with .hta it shows up as a folder located inside /public_html/.htaccess but when i click that it says nothing found.

    Anybody has any idea of what's going on? :(

    thanks for all your help.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2009
  2. splurgoth

    splurgoth Registered Member

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    When is the cache dated from? It could be showing the site from the previous domain owner.
     
  3. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    some ftp programs including online ftp scripts do not always show dot files ie .htacess - in most instances you need to toggle an option that allows to display dot files

    hth
     
  4. citizenx28

    citizenx28 Regular Member

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    The cache was 10th july 2009 00:21:29 GMT, it was a new domain.. i registered it myself. But maybe it was available before and recently got expired.

    @ukescuba : ok i will check with that option and i think i wil ask the hosting customer care. Just thought of askin here before because i have more faith in BHW members ;)