I am hosting my site on amazon ec2. I have purchased a domain name via godaddy and have forwarded it to the IP address of my amazon instance. I forwarded with masking turned on so that users do not see the IP in the address bar. It works fine, when I go to mysite.com the content loads.
I now need to change the wordpress address and the site address to
mysite.com since they are defaulting to the ip address and i want to use permalinks for the rest of the site. When I do this the site no longer works. Site won't load and I can't access admin.
If I change just the wordpress address to mysite.com and leave the site address as the IP I am given an admin login page with broken css but when I try to use it nothing happens.
I have attempted to change the urls via the admin interface, directly in the database (updating siteurl & home in the
wp_options table) and via the
wp-config.php. all methods produce the same result.
I see lots of questions posted that are similar to this but seem to find solutions that don't work for me.
Any ideas on what I might be missing here?? I'm kind of running out of ideas.