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Difficulty moving WordPress to new server and new domain

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A client gave me a WordPress database and a ZIP of files for their existing WordPRess site (alehcanada.ca) and told me to recreate it on a new server with the domain aleh.ca.

I moved everything over, and the website seems to work at http://www.aleh.ca
However, I can't get into the admin page. I get a "page not found" error when I try to go to www.aleh.ca/wp-admin

I modifed the siteurl and home in the "options" table
I added the lines:
define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://www.aleh.ca'); 
define('WP_HOME', 'http://www.aleh.ca'); 

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to the wp-config.php file
I can't find an .htaccess file so I created a simple one based on this page https://codex.wordpress.org/htaccess

Still can't get into the dashboard.

What else might I try?
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Question by:Lev Seltzer
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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1) Look in the wp-options table for references to the old URL or server paths and update them.
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by:Lev Seltzer
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Client had used a plugin to change the admin URL from "wp-admin" to something else. THey also changed the prefix on the tables in the database from "wp_". This was the cause of the problem. I worked around it and now everything is funcitoning.
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