The disclaimer: I've looked around for this for a while and didn't find anything - I'm guessing it's a common question and I just don't know how to ask it so sorry about this (almost certainly) being a duplicate.
OK, here's the problem: So I have a shared server (through Arvixe) and I recently updated my site (by renaming some of the files) via
index2.htm, etc. When I go to my site the old file is still there (I can type www.myaddress.com/foo.htm and it works) but the new file is not (www.myaddress.com/foo2.htm doesn't exist). Cache could explain the old file loading, but the lack of the new file is baffling (also cleared my cache and tried it on a new computer for sanity checking). This tells me that my server is not working how I think it's working (i.e. making a change on the server makes a change on the site). So the question is, why are my changes not reflected to my site?
A brief addendum: This also happened with a wordpress install. I installed using softalicious and when I deleted the
wp/ directory in my
public_html dir the site still showed up. I figured that this had something to do with the installer doing some behind the scenes thing (though I wasn't totally convinced). I had to uninstall via softalicious to get it to go away.
My Guess: Is this just my server is being reflected to another server for actual site loading? My server's IP is different than when I ping my site.