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My Server Has a Ghost. How Do I Exerocise it?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by grafxextreme, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. grafxextreme

    grafxextreme Regular Member

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    I may need to get a Catholic priest but thought I'd ask one of you first and see if you've had this problem.

    This has happened to me more than once and on different servers.

    I will update a file and save it via FTP. I will then refresh the page to see the update. No update is seen.

    I download the file to edit it and it shows that file has been modified. So, I refresh the page again. Still showing the old page. Nothing changed.

    So, I delete the file in both public_html and www directories.

    I refresh and the old page is still showing.

    I go to another computer, fresh reboot, not been to the site before, type in the URL and the page on the other computer also shows the other page. Nothing has changed.

    I go back and check the FTP and it shows that the directory is empty. I wait about an hour to see if it's on the server, perhaps part of a cache. Directory is still empty and the page is still showing the old file. (the ghost)

    This has happened to me with a regular html page and a video.

    It's not in my local hard drive cache. If that were the problem then my other computer which hasn't been to the site wouldn't also show the page or video.

    Yes, I am in the right directory and domain. 8)

    Anyone had this problem? Can explain what is going on and why the ghost file continues to show itself?

    I've even tried deleting the directory and then creating a new directory with the same name. The file still shows although it's not in the directory.

    Thanks for any info...
     
  2. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    Lol E-ghost? Your server must be having some trouble. :)
     
  3. TheGoat

    TheGoat Registered Member

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    Check with you hosting's support. Sounds like some sort of problem with apache not caching files properly.
     
  4. plateau

    plateau Regular Member

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    Get holy water and chunk it at your computer screen!
     
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    are you talking about css files by any chance?
     
  6. grafxextreme

    grafxextreme Regular Member

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    Well almost 24 hours late my ghost is still around. 8)

    I've deleted the file and directory from the site but it's still showing up.

    It's a simple HTML page. Nothing fancy. Check Dreamweaver and everything is validated. You're right, it's time to check with tech support.

    You know, I would almost rather co-exist with my ghost than contact tech support. :(

    First, I'll get some holy water since some of you recommended that. 8)

    Thanks!
     
  7. Prankster

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    Hey Bro,

    You can do following things:

    1. Spray holy water on server and try to get Roman Catholic priest to exorcise for the web-ghost.

    2. Check if your domain is pointing to that hosting or to somewhere else. May be u are editing at different server where as domain is pointed to another server. So no matter what you do to this file and server, the domain will always point to old stuff.

    If domain pointing is not issue, may be the webhosting service has serious issues. Open a complaint and wait for them to resolve.

    Regards,
    -pK.
     
  8. ukescuba

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