I want to upgrade my EE1.7.1 installation to EE2. My existing site has been in existence since the early days of pmachine and so has a lot of legacy plugins, etc including the image gallery, a discussion forum, etc. So, before just blindly upgrading, I want to do a "practice run". I copied my data base and files to a new server hosted by EngineHosting following the instructions for migrating to a new server.
While I can access the index page of the new site okay, I cannot log into the CP in order to change all the settings I need to change to complete the migration. (I plan to use Deeploy which is installed in the migrated site.)
When I enter my login and password (using the correct credentials), I am just taken back to the CP login page. (If I use incorrect credentials, I get an error message that my username or password is incorrect.)
I've seen similar posts that blame cookies for this, but I don't think that is the problem. I've cleared my browser cache and cookies, tried several browsers, etc.
I've had this question posted over at the EE site for a while and someone kindly directed me here, thinking someone might be able to help coach me through resolving this issue.