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  • Hi there – I’ve just migrated a site I’ve been working on from localhost to a live server:

    I’ve retained the permalinks structure, which is a customer structure appending /%postname%/ to the end. This was working fine on localhost, but is throwing a 404 error on live, so the only way I can get it to work is by having index.php before the page / post name:

    I’ve gone through the steps on here, and I still can’t fix it:

    I’ve done some research with the client’s hosting provider (Namesco), and have found out that they seem to use a webserver called Zeus. I’ve never heard of it, but they have a section on the site which talks about translating rewrite rules into a format recognised by Zeus. I’ve tried a couple of fixes I’ve found on Google, but nothing is working – does anyone have a tried and tested answer to getting permalinks working under Zeus?

    Thanks very much.


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  • esmi


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    they seem to use a webserver called Zeus

    You have my sympathy. Zeus is a proprietary *nix server and, most of the time, these servers are absolute hell to deal with – especially when it comes down to anything .htaccess related. I’ve not tried to run WP on a Zeus server (personally, I wouldn’t ever want to) but it wouldn’t surprise me if you simply had to use index.php/post_name in order to get the damn thing to use custom permalinks.

    In short, I’ve no answer for you. I think you may be stuck with this permalink structure unless the hosts themselves can come up with something.

    Thanks for the response esmi – I’ll keep digging, but yes, it looks like quite a lot of hassle, even if it’s possible, so at least I know I can get it working with index.php/.

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