I'm a past FORTRAN programmer, new to WordPress. Pretty cool!
I have used Duplicator successfully on my personal WordPress site on Bluehost. Now I'm trying to use Duplicator on another WP site. On this site, my only access is through the site Dashboard - no cPanel, no FTP access.
Duplicator > Settings gives this message on the Database Build line:
'This server does not have shell_exec configured to run.
Please contact the server administrator to enable this feature.' The Diagnostics page says 'Shell Exec Not Supported.'
I've deactivated, deleted, re-installed, and re-activated Duplicator.
I contacted the server administrator. He says he doesn't know why that message is coming up and I should just run Duplicator anyway.
Can anyone confirm that this is a good idea? Goes against my instincts. Thanks!