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Zeus web server - will WordPress work? (12 posts)

  1. zooph
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hello,
    After having numerous issues with tryna get free CMS systems to work with the Zeus Webserver i wondered
    how i might fair with WordPress? It seems that most systems are configured for use with Apache.
    Can any shed any light?
    many thanx
    p

  2. Michael
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As long as you have php/mysql there shouldn't be any problems running it. I'm not sure if there is a module that does url rewriting like apache (as I only work with apache/iis), so you'll have to do without that.
    May I ask, why don't you run apache?

  3. zooph
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    than for the swift reply...
    The reason why its Zeus is beacuse that my hosting companys default choice, no other reason, but it cuasing me some real headaches
    sorry, but what is URL rewriting?
    thanx,
    paul

  4. Michael
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    URL rewriting is a feature of apache that allows you to modify the urls on your website, even if the files don't exist. For example.
    index.html could actually be index.php?page=index
    So with WordPress instead of getting a link such as index.php?p=53 you would get /archive/2004/10/1
    Or look at this site:
    http://wordpress.org/support/2/14263
    which would be something like
    http://wordpress.org/index.php?page=support&section=2&topic=14263 (although that I just made up). Just makes nicer looking urls. WordPress likes having mod_rewrite support

    If your host doesn’t support the above, including mod_rewrite, I would honestly recommend looking for a better host. Hosting is a commodity these days and with a little digging it’s easy to find a host that supports the above for the same or less than you’re paying now. If you’re looking for hosting suggestions, try the support forums.

  5. zooph
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Heh man,
    thanx a lot for that info :)
    I just tried to install wordpress and unfortunately i get error connecting to database..
    in the config file file i only change this part :
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'bprudpaa'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'bprudpaa'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '********'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    btw the password is the real one! :)
    hmmm sorry to be bug, but any pointers here would help?
    cheers,
    paul

  6. Michael
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What is the error? Do you have a mysql database?

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yep i have my SQL database :)
    error is 'error connecting to database'.
    i appreciate your time man,
    cheers,
    p

  8. Michael
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you used your mysql database before? I personally don't think it is a wordpress or Zeus problem. Is that how your password and username are ment to be typed. I know with some setups you use username_database or something like that.
    Do you have cpanel or some other web interface management tool?

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    >Do you have cpanel or some other web interface management tool?
    no i dont, whats the score there?
    i asked admin for the name, login, password and domain and these are the
    values they game me,
    cheers

  10. zooph
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok i changed
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
    to
    define('DB_HOST', 'mysql.transphormetic.com')
    and it seems to get a bit further but now i get a big list of errors saying...
    Database error: [Table 'bprudpaa.wp_options' doesn't exist]
    SELECT option_name, option_value FROM wp_options
    Database error: [Table 'bprudpaa.wp_options' doesn't exist]
    SELECT option_name, option_value FROM wp_options
    Database error: [Table 'bprudpaa.wp_options' doesn't exist]
    SELECT option_name, option_value FROM wp_options
    ect..
    whats going wrong here?
    cheers,
    p

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you tried using the host name mysql.host.com, where host.com is replaced by your hosting service's name? When the default of "localserver" doesn't work, your hosting service usually gives you a choice of mysql.yourdomain.com or mysql.host.com
    One may work better than the other, although--in theory--they should be exactly the same.

  12. carthik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try accessing your-blog.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php just for kicks, may iron out the kinks.

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