.old subdomains


#1

I created 2 new subdomains and now when I FTP into my site, i find blah.site.old which I assume are backups of my subdomains. But this just started happening recently as subdomains I created previously dont have .old backupfolders. Is this a new feature? Also, I deleted the subdomains but the folders remain, how do I get rid of them?


#2

This only happens to me if it’s a One-Click advanced install that I’ve upgraded. It renames your current to .old, installs the new, and copies your changes into the new installation.


#3

Ok, thanks. How do I remove the subdomain and the backup? I’ve deleted the subdomain from the panel but the folders remain in the ftp.


#4

Delete it just like you’d delete any other folder. Usually FTP, WebFTP, or even command line.


#5

Tried that :frowning: The folders remain. Theyre empty, but the main folders are still there.


#6

Check for a “hidden” file (.htaccess) which is part of many (most) one-click installations. If you don’t know how to view them, check out:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/.htaccess#Finding_.htaccess_Files

and

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/FTP/_Using_FTP_clients#How_do_I_show_hidden_files.3F

Delete those, and then delete the directory (folder)


#7

That did it, hidden .htaccess files, thanks! :slight_smile: