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Help, my blog is blank.. as in about:blank! (11 posts)

  1. vincent105
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi everyone,
    My host moved servers (without informing me) and all of a sudden my blog (http://vincent.van-wylick.com/blog/) no longer loads. I realise that it's his fault, but he is a friend and frankly knows nothing of WordPress and how it works. I myself know little about the server-side of things.

    I need some troubleshooting so that I can start and fix it. The server runs on Apache, Mysql, and PHP, though I don't know which versions right, not too old for WP anyway. The migration was, according to him, a direct one, and nothing in terms of permissions, databases, etc. should have changed.

    I tried re-installing several times, as well as emptying plug-ins and themes (except the default one). I just upgraded to 2.2c to see if that would fix it, but to no avail. When I try the we-admin/upgrade.php, it just downloads the .php file. Same with install.php.

    Any advice? I'd be happy to give someone access to my ftp server if that would help.

  2. vincent105
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If this helps, there was an error-message I initially got but no longer. A google ego-search reveals this one, which I think it was:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 92160 bytes) in /home/vinnie/www/vincent.van-wylick/html/blog/wp-content/plugins/tantan/tantan_reports.php on line 129

  3. vincent105
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No one at all?

  4. vincent105
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, a little update. I installed a new wordpress to a new directory, blog2 on the server. In the config.php, I first changed the name of the MySql database from name_wordpress to name2_wordpress. The message that came up when I ran the install.php script was that the login and password were fine, but the database name didn't exist.

    Fine. So I changed it back to name_wordpress and tried install.php again. Instead of running anything it downloads the install.php file to my PC.

    Does this mean that the database is corrupted? What would I need to do to fix that? Please help, I feel like I'm speaking to air here.

  5. emarvegt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It seems like php is not configured properly on the website, because it doesn't run the pages but rather serves them as text files.
    You should ask your hosting friend to help you with making a backup of your database (see elsewhere on wordpress.org) through phpmyadmin before you continue trying other things like upgrading or reinstalling.
    While you're at phpmyadmin, take a look at the contents of the database to see if everything is still there (which it should, if the migration was done properly).

  6. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 92160 bytes) in /home/vinnie/www/vincent.van-wylick/html/blog/wp-content/plugins/tantan/tantan_reports.php on line 129

    PHP files will also download instead of run if your memory limit is set too low. The above error messages tells me that's your problem. You should contact your friend/host and ask him to increase the memory limit for your PHP.

  7. charismabiz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    8mb memory limit should be enough for most PHP scripts. Any more than that, and it's likely a code issue.

  8. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    8mb memory limit should be enough for most PHP scripts. Any more than that, and it's likely a code issue.

    Funny - if you search the forums, you'll see that, for WordPress, the bare minimum (which *is* 8) is a common problem, and people are quite often told to get it boosted up to 16 - which usually fixes the problem.

  9. charismabiz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If wordpress is using more than 8mb in a single action... for something other than one-time issues such as import/export/etc... mmmm.

  10. vincent105
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for the replies. I'll post this conversation to my hosting friend and will see if we can get this fixed.

  11. vincent105
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just remembered, I did get 'memory size exhausted' errors when trying to post certain sized pictures from my blog-editor. After that I reduced the size of the pictures—which I should've done in the first place—and all was fine.

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