Rename folder -> create new folder equals contents of old folder
Ok. I followed the perfect setup for Fedora Core 5.
When accessing the site via IP, renaming a folder to something else, and then recreating a new folder with the same name, will result in the new folder holding the contents of the old directory. Whether it is a symlink or a true copy I am not sure and have no time to explore.
I was originally gonna post a "aw crap! why me!" thread but as indicated above, logging in via the actual domain does not cause the same problems.