I am trying to install a backup of my joomla web site to the server of my web host using the Akeeba Kickstart component. In the Akeeba documentation is this gem of advice:
"Trying to restore to the temporary URL of a cPanel host (e.g. http://188.8.131.52/~username
) will lead to restoration failure and your site will appear to be not working. This is normal and it's just how your server and CMS software work."
I am currently experiencing the problem above where i've loaded all my backup files to my webhost but the index page won't come and the browser can't find the homepage in question. How do I get my joomla website to work? Do I need to assign it to a domain or subdomain? Should I have had a working domain or subdomain in place before restoring the backup files? Can i get it to work with using the temporary URL (ipaddress/~username)? Akeeba's documentation is sorely lacking. I can't believe they say this is "normal" and if it is "normal" not have offered a solution.