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WTFudge Just Happened?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by unselfishfan, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. unselfishfan

    unselfishfan Registered Member

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    Guys, I need help! Went into an old domain of mine, with the intent to re-design it. Deleted all files and databases (with the exception of some zips I keep there)- and it STILL shows the original homepage, no matter what! How can I discover what is actually going on? C-Panel says files are gone, but there they sit. No htaccess file, no redirect that I know of, but all to no good end. SOMEBODY is hiding something there- how do I find out who, what and where these jokers are? Thanks!
     
  2. jmason616

    jmason616 Regular Member

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    I'm guessing it is showing you a cached page. Delete all your cache and browsing history and it should show you a blank page or something.
     
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  3. unselfishfan

    unselfishfan Registered Member

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    No, I did that too. Still no luck.
    That's why I think there's something fishy going on,
    but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it is.
     
  4. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Check your host's domain manager.
     
  5. Satan Claus

    Satan Claus Regular Member Premium Member

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    Check if the IP address is correct. You may be hosting it at another location and editing old files.
     
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  6. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    type this in cmd:
    ipconfig /flushdns
     
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  7. MaxTucker

    MaxTucker Regular Member

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    I know you said you cleared your cache but try holding down the shift key and clicking your browsers refresh button.

    An if this does not work flush your dns

    How to Flush DNS in Microsoft Windows
    In Microsoft Windows, you can use the command ipconfig /flushdns to flush the DNS resolver cache. Open the command prompt and type the following:
    ipconfig /flushdns

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    Oops looks like somebody beat me with the flush dns tip.
     
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  8. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    depending on what hosting provider you're using....it may take awhile for changes to take effect. GoDaddy is notorious for this. After I delete or edit files, it takes about an hour or so to update on their end. They probably have some sort of cache on their servers. It's stupid and annoying...
     
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  9. bustysexylacey

    bustysexylacey Newbie

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    woops wrong thread
     
  10. gianni

    gianni Junior Member

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    It's possible what you are seeing is hoster's cache and NOT your own.

    Wait a day or two and see what happens.
     
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  11. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    just a thought, but reboot your modem/router/computer
     
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  12. unselfishfan

    unselfishfan Registered Member

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    Thanks, all. Got it squared away with my host, and learned a lot more about my computer, too. It was well worth the hunt.
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Yea, caching is something that can confuse you!

    I always forget to disable wp caching before editing my sites. and I always keep wondering why the changes aren´t happening lol... Human brain, it has stupid flaws sometimes!