We recently moved to a new server and on our new server we can not choose the default config. It reverts to the main store view and won't let me change my default items without unchecking the box.
There is only one store view and one website.
Here are the steps we took in changing servers
1) Rackspace setup complete new server 2) 3rd party security company setup Apache 3) We moved the content folder to new server
The database has always been on it's own server so we did not touch that.
The security company moved much of the main htaccess commands into the vhost file, they then locked the vhost file so only they can see it. (Rackspace told me this on the phone)