The Internet has no such thing called a “subsite,” which sounds like something that maybe your hosting company calls it. It appears to be simply a directory structure they are using.
When someone enters an address into their browser (or clicks on a link), the address domain and/or sub-domain name go through a lookup process (DNS) to determine the IP address the request needs to be routed too.
Once the request gets routed with the IP address(shared with other sites) on most shared hosting services, it ends up at the webserver. The web server (sometimes a specialized proxy server) has a set of directives that will continue to route the request to a specific directory based on the domain or sub-domain name.
So some questions to make sure the move went Okay:
- Do any DNS records need to change(like a new IP address)?
- Has the hosting company set up the directives correctly to point to the new directory?
- Did the hosting company copy ALL the latest files from the old location to the new directory?
As for RapidWeaver
If you have faith that the hosting company did a complete job then just make sure that the publishing settings are correct to point to the new location.
I’m still not sure if the domain name has changed. Sometimes you refer to
www.balmidor.com sometimes you called it
balmidor.com. You might think they are the same and often they end up at the same location, but they can end up going to two totally different sites in totally different parts of the world.
But make sure whichever domain name you choose to use is entered in the Website Address field with the protocol (
If you have any doubt in the hosting companies migration or you just want to make sure everything in the RW project matches what’s on the published sites then at minimum republish all files.
I’d probably delete everything (assuming you not using a CMS) and republish all files. But I have a very fast internet connection.