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WordPress fix Site went down after using DNS CNAME

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by xorcise, Dec 8, 2017.

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    Site went down after using DNS CNAME, by xorcise

    I’ve been developing a Linux site and using the free duckdns.org for m dynamic DNS. I had registered linuxhomeserver.duckdns.org while working on it, and registered linxhomeserver.com also. Tonight I decided to move it to the .com site, so logged into my domain name register and updated the CNAME record to point to linuxhomeserver.duckdns.org. After 30 minutes I was able to go to the .com address and see my site.

    I noticed that the links on it still said .duckdns.org, so I went into Settings> General and updated the WordPress Site and Site Address URL fields to be linuxhomeserver.com. After this the site went off the air. I get HTTP 500 error screens when I try browse to it, obviously I’ve done something wrong in changing the URL settings.

    I still have SSH access to the file system so can edit any files if needed. Can someone advise please how to fix this issue, where I went wrong and then how to properly set up DNS.

    Site went down after using DNS CNAME

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