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  1. thewurst
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So it seems that I've been able to install wordpress okay with my godaddy host, which other people have had problems with. However, I do seem to have a problem which I haven't seen anyone else post.
    For some reason it's giving me errors when I try to go and edit any of the files with wordpress. When I got to the manage files area I'm greeted with this at the top:
    "Warning: fopen, fwrite, fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\templates.php on line 72

    Warning: fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\templates.php on line 73"

    And then below "main template" under "recent" I see this:

    "Warning: file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\admin-functions.php on line 908

    Warning: implode(): Bad arguments. in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\admin-functions.php on line 908"

    Anyone have any clues?

    Thanks.

  2. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's just silly that they disabled all that. You won't be able to use WordPress with them. I would recommend demanding a refund and trying one of our hosting partners.

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    They are ridiculously restrictive conditions under which little more than a href would run (okay ... tiny exaggeration but not that much).
    You could email them and ask why ?

    (My guess is that an Upgrade which costs would be their "solution")

  4. thewurst
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmmm....I don't understand because it seems like other people have gotten it to work before:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/28754#post-162110

  5. Warning: fopen, fwrite, fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\templates.php on line 72

    That is an error message direct from your server. Either GoDaddy has just disabled all of those (which would be very stupid), or this is an issue isolated to your server only. Either way, fopen, fwrite, fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, and closedir() have been disabled, and you need them to be enabled.

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have a friend who's hosted on GoDaddy. He mailed them to ask how to get those enabled, and they basically told him it's on a "need for" basis.

    They gave him a rasher of grief over wanting to run WP and needing those enabled. So he moved - and they wouldn't refund any of his money, so I guess he's talking to an attorney. More money than brains?

  7. and they wouldn't refund any of his money

    Was he past the refund period? If he was, tell him not to waste his time with any attorneys. Unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done about getting his money back. But, he could setup his own site dedicated to boycotting GoDaddy.

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That's why I said more money than brains. I don't know about the refund period - probably WAY past though, he's been with them since two years.

    Already did that song and dance with him. Whatever - I think he's just wanting to make a point. No clue to whom, though. As to the "boycott godaddy" idea - I'll mention it!

  9. thewurst
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    podz, you're the one that said you've had no problem installing with godaddy before. has something changed?

  10. Podz doesn't use GoDaddy, though the history in these forums show no major problems (except this one) with GoDaddy.

  11. thewurst
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the link i posted above is a post from podz saying he has installed wordpress with godaddy several times without problems.

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In any case, if this happens only when you try to edit with WP, why not just download the files to your machine, edit in notepad or another editor, and then reupload?

  13. thewurst
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yes, i've thought of that and it is a good alternative solution...it just frustrates me when i can't get things to work like they should.

    thanks!

  14. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As has been pointed out, I do not use Godaddy and when I have installed WP for people I just get the logins and do what is needed so I can't comment on hosting plans either. If the above had happened though, I would have said what Matt says (and I below that).

    Someone recently contacted me with a similar problem and he got it partly sorted - by way of (I think free) upgrades by emailing Bob Parsons directly.

    You do know that The President of GoDaddy blogs ?
    http://www.bobparsons.com/
    A couple of very polite emails / comments might help ?

  15. buzolich
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just setup my first account with godaddy and had zero installation issues.

    I uploaded the untarred files to my root directory.

    Setup the database from the 'My Hosting' menu on godaddy which gives you the username, password, and server (localhost doesn't work on this one..the 1%) for use in your wp-config.php

    Then proceeded with the 5 minute install. It took more time to upload the files, than to setup wordpress. I was worried before I purchased the godaddy hosting becausee there are a lot of negative experiences. Either I got lucky that others figured out the necessary change to hostname or godaddy made a change to simplify the process.

  16. ianozsvald
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've gotten my installation to work with a GoDaddy basic subscription (http://www.ianozsvald.com), it was pretty painless.

    First I uploaded everything to the root directory, then I made a database, edited wp-config.php with my username and password and I got:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_bloginfo() in /home/content/i/a/n/ianozsvaldCom/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 304

    then noting the post here at "2005-05-03 20:39:05" I went back to wp-config.php and replaced
    'localhost'
    with
    'mysql23.secureserver.net'
    as specified under 'Host Name' on the GoDaddy database config page (where you can 'Open Manager', 'Delete Database' and see the Type, Status, DB Name, User Name, Size and Created fields). I uploaded again, ran
    http://www.ianozsvald.com/wp-admin/install.php
    and everything went fine.

    Not a 5 minute install...more like 7 minutes. I'm pretty happy with that! Maybe someone would add a caveat to the wp-config.php file stating that GoDaddy can't use 'localhost'? This seems to have caused confusion for a few people. Thanks for such a simple-to-install product, it looks very intuitive - great UI!

  17. DickDanger
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'll add one more to the list of people that have WP working just fine at Godaddy.

  18. jpize
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  19. jpize
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So...I'm not a real internet savvy person and thanks to this post I figured out how to get WP to work...thanks.

  20. slipperystar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks this helped and I got WP running with Godaddy, but now I have the prob of not being able to see plugins I have uploaded. can anyone help with that? Do I need to ask Godaddy to turn something on for me?

  21. slipperystar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry to keep bumping this but I still can't get plugins to show up on my Godaddy site....everything else is working just fine, I don't understand what the problem is!!!!

  22. slipperystar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, in the end all I needed to do was switch from the Windows server to the Linux server. Then everything worked just fine. Maybe that was ust too obvious of a point that nobody asked me what kind of server I was on. Since I switched I have had no problems. Actually, Godaddy's support has always been timely with me, I think they are doing a good job at hosting my account overall.

    http://tominbkk.com

  23. Dan Masters
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You need Godaddy to switch you from Windows to Linux hosting and you need to have the Deluxe hosting plan - not the Economy.

    I have a post about it link moderated

    The Deluxe package is also needed for permalinks.

  24. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The economy hosting plan works just fine for WordPress... I have it running on at least half a dozen sites, mostly for clients. You get the plan with CGI - it works perfectly. (And yes, that's with no problem with mod_rewrite/.htaccess OR permalinks.)

  25. Dan Masters
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ladydelaluna is right, you can use the economy plan. I contacted Godaddy to confirm this.

    See my post here

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