I am in the process of transferring a WordPress server from the IP address "" to a new server "".

Unfortunately, I set the WordPress address and the site address as seen here in this screenshot to the first IP address

I have now moved the site, and when I attempt the access the homepage from, I am redirected to

I am currently trying to use in my wp-config.php file and adding the following lines: (code from wp docs here)

define('WP_HOME', '');
define('WP_SITEURL', '');

No success; however, the redirect is now only limited to, entering the url results in a 500 error code

  • changed both ip addresses to, – Alexander McNulty Aug 31 '18 at 6:46

Use Development Address Not Root IP.

You are using a root IP. You need to direct to your site to the correct dev location. Something like this:

Viewing your URL From WHM (if you use it?)

I find working on a subdomain easier such as https://new.exmaple.com, then I migrate it over to the correct domain when finished: https://exmaple.com

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Creating Development Subdomains in cPanel (if you use it?)

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  • should i change my code in wp-config.php to: define('WP_HOME', ''); define('WP_SITEURL', ''); – Alexander McNulty Aug 31 '18 at 6:45
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    No. You have to find the dev URL on your server and change to that. Are you self-hosting or with a hosting provider? – Invariant Change Aug 31 '18 at 6:47
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    I am hosting on Digitalocean I just transferred my work as a screenshot – Alexander McNulty Aug 31 '18 at 6:48
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    If you send Digital Ocean a support message, they will be able to tell you what your dev URL is. If you have WHM, you can find it in there. Each hosting provider has a diffrent set up. If you have a domain name on there, you can add a sub domain to it and map it to that while developing. – Invariant Change Aug 31 '18 at 6:53
  • The dev URL will most likly be <your ip>/~<username> Example: – Invariant Change Aug 31 '18 at 6:58

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