I usually develop sites with Joomla and I have transferred Joomla site hosts in the past.
I am trying to transfer a basic html site with no databases or anything. I copied all files in the old hosts www folder to the new hosts public html folder. I havent pointed the domain to the new host yet but when I type in the ip address of the new host, it says not found. Shouldnt it be coming up?
If its a temp IP address, then yeah, it show up (at least mine always has). Though your domain will give the error message until you point it to the name servers in your registrars domain panel, then it resolves for 24-48 hrs until its happy.