I have recently learned how to use transfer wp sites to a new host, and also learned how to modify the hosts file so that I can look at any site transfers to the new host in my browser to check everything is working fine before make the DNS change. I have done several of these successfully, but I am having problems with my latest transfer.
Having modified the hosts file, (I use these instructions http://www.webhostinghub.com/support/domain-names/dns-nameserver-changes/modfiying-your-hosts-file successfully for the past few transfers) when I type the domain name into firefox I get this message http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w517/darrenhaynes1/mozilla-hostsfile_zps0188bf73.jpg
When I type the domain into chrome, a file automatically downloads, but the website does not show.
Anyone know what is going on here?
Oh - and I am using windows 7 64bit