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  • showerhater


    hi and thanks for any help.
    i tried to create my own server, on an old laptop, and host a wordpress blog on it as a way to learn linux and networking better. i have installed ubuntu 18.04, apache2, mSQL, php 7 per a tutorial on and then tried to install WordPress. i got as far as logged in on the WP dashboard and changed some text, and the hit publish.
    Then, i tried to go to the site from my android phone not connected to the LAN, i got a cannot find server message.
    Then i googled a bit and saw that i might need to change my nameservers and possibly need to create a dns record. i changed the nameservers to wordpress’. didnt work, so i changed them back. i made a clumsy attempt to create a record on google doamins. 50/50 shot at it being right though.
    googled again and found out i may need to change the urls inside wordpress. I logged in to admin through my LAN and changed the site and email urls to saved and boom…now i cannot get into my admin page at all now. Now, no matter what i try i get a “cannot find server message”
    I did a complete uninstall and reinstall. same problems.

    So, among other things, I need help figuring out what went wrong and how to get it to work. I dont mind uninstalling and reinstalling, but because i dont know what went wrong i will just create the same situation. ive proved that yesterday, and the day before lol.
    I would also like to know which nameserver to use (wordpress or googles).
    Did i need to make a dns record on google domains to point my domain to my IP or should i delete the one i have made?

    Thanks in advance

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • showerhater


    this is my wp-config.php file. im guessing it is correct, but i see a lot of the same kind of problems as mine on here and the first answer usually says it this file. I copy and pasted this then xxx my personal info. can anyone tell me if it is correct???

    // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wp_xxx’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘xxx’);

    /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘xxxx’);

    /** MySQL hostname */
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

    /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

    /** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
    define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);



    I just applied theme in my wordpress website and when I installed all the plugin, website stopped working. I am getting the error of too long to respond in my website Kindly suggest

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