I am with Newtek hosting, which used to be Crystaltech hosting. Over the years, I have often set up an unnamed domain ID account, installed DNN, and once site development was finished, renamed the IP address to the new site domain. This has worked without issue more times than I can count. Recently, I did this on a new install of DNN7. After the reneme, the site skin is broken, the images are gone and I cannot log in.
After complaining about this, I was told that the domain id was being referred to several times in the database. I was not aware that DNN needed to refer to anything outside of itself within the installation. That would mean that there are now paths using the alias: domianid243398/directory/file. I cannot figure out why, or where these would be. Likewise, why would the site no longer work referring to the IP address? Are these things handled differently in DNN7 and the latest IIS?
Is anyone aware of why and how a DNN installation refers to the domain of the directory where it is installed? They did kindly offer to let me pay $100 an hour for their help in fixing this but I am not convinced of their assessment. Especially since I went to FTP and they had needlessly replaced my FTP user with one of their own. If anyone has even an idea of what is going on and can point me in the right direction, that would be great.
Thanks, Beth Vest