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I’m trying to establish a second website with the URL lessonplanondemand.com. But after I upload the index page and type the new homepage address in my browser, it pulls up the index page from my FIRST website at trinitytutors.com instead. Why is this? When I created a second website a year or two ago at narrowgatetrading.com, there were no problems at all and everything worked smoothly as could be, without any glitches. What happened?
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Hello Expiated

This is because your domain associated to the first site you built because the new site wasn't created yet. You just have to change the site association on that domain to your new site:

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/how_can_i_switch_my_domain_to_a_new_site_i_built
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Your directions say: “Here's how you can associate your domain with another website on your account. Click Domains link in the left navigation menu. Scroll down until you see your domain name and click Change Site Association. Choose the website you'd like your domain name to point to using the drop-down menu.”

However, the website I'd like my domain name to point to (lessonplanondemand.com) is not there. Instead it says lessonplanondemand.homesteadcloud.com, which I already tried, and I got a 404 ERROR.

Your directions say: “IF YOU GET A 404 ERROR on your published site, please follow the instructions in this article to fix this:
https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/fixing-the-website-builder-404-error

But your directions in the article say: “If the site you are switching to is built in Website Builder** Click Websites Manager, choose the site you are working with, click Edit Site, and Publish.”

However, if you look at the attached image you will see that THERE IS NO EDIT SITE OR PUBLISH. There is only RENAME.

Now I am no longer getting a 404 ERROR, but I instead got a message saying the page could not be found...


...and then saying that the site cannot be reached:


I already did all of this on my own yesterday—without your directions—an went through all of the very same things before.

Do I simply need to come back in an hour and the site WILL be reached? Is there some kind of a delay? If not, what am I still doing wrong?

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lessonplanondemand.com is your domain name, the site name would end in .homestead.com or .homesteadcloud.com. I can see lessonplanondemand.homesteadcloud.com is made on the new builder, but no design has been chosen yet. Did you maybe try to build it in the old Sitebuilder program? No new sites can be made on that builder, so that would be why it isn't showing up. You would need to click choose design, select a template and build your site in Website Builder. I can see you have your domain associated properly now.
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Yes, I used the old Sitebuilder program. I do not like ready-made templates, which is why I selected Homestead, so if that is the route I must now go, I will probably have to decide whether I want to move my domain name elsewhere since there are other “choose a design” sites that are more appealing. The ability to build a site from blank pages was the one thing that separated Homestead from all the rest. At least now I know what the problem was, so I’ll have to go see if any of your “canned” designs looks halfway decent to me, thanks.

Wait! Are you saying that my URL will end in .homestead.com or .homesteadcloud.com regardless? If that’s the case I am DEFINITELY taking my domain name elsewhere. I need my URL to be lessonplanondemand.com period—nothing else.
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I'm glad you got that resolved!
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Only for a while!

It was working fine for a couple of hours, and then all of a sudden, for no reason at all,
it went back to this...



Homestead was better before all the changes!
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Hey Expiated

It looks like the website is working checking it on my end. Can you pull the site up on your phone? Do you have a browser you have not gone to this site on yet?
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50% of the time it works and the other half of the time I get that other web page. The same thing happens on Firefox and Internet Explorer.
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Responded on the new thread.