I am moving from Hostgator to your shared cloud hosting.
Please note I didn’t switch my nameservers yet as I want to preview everything and make sure things work.
Here is what I did exactly:
1. Installed WordPress on my new Site5 account – right on IP address without switching name servers. I used Softaculous for this. Naturally new database name and user and password was assigned when doing so. These are of course different from what I used to have at Hostgator.
2. Uploaded my wp-content which I copied from my old host to Site5
3. Uploaded my database as it to the database created in Step 1.
WHAT I GOT IS:
My WordPress theme displays properly, however all pages are 404. It even displays links to all my pages and posts on that 404 (as it normally should), which means it actually connects to database (without me modifying anything).
My question is:
if it connects to database and can pull all pages and posts names correctly why it doesn’t display the actual content? What am I missing?
I know that normally you would need to modify wp-config file, but probably in the order I made it it’s different, otherwise it wouldn’t be able to connect to database at all.