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Migrating a domain (6 posts)

  1. scribbler
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Three days ago (2.5 to be precise) I migrated my domain to a new server. The transfer of the domain has gone through, and I have access to my cpanel with the new host, so I know that for the last three days people have had access to my blog. But whenever I try to access it, either through the URL or through my WordPress admin page, I get "can't select database." My config file is correct, and the DNS has been properly reset. What's happening here?

    D.

  2. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have you followed the instructions listed here?

    Be sure to read through the Codex for other solutions!

    Regards

  3. scribbler
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you for your reply, Cypher.

    Yes. My domain name, database name, and username all have stayed the same, which means the config.php file is correct. I uploaded all the proper files. PhpMyAdmin shows all the correct SQL database tables in place. The wp_options table has the correct settings. I've cleared my cache.

    Still, I get the WordPress "can't select database" screen. Hence my bafflement.

  4. scribbler
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I tried, for lack of anything else to do, deleting my sql database, then following the WordPress instructions for restoring it. Didn't work. I get the same message. When I check my awstats through my new host's cpanel, I find that yesterday I had 205 visits. How can my page be up and taking visitors, but I can't access it, either through my wp-admin.php or by typing the URL in my browser?

    Flummoxed in Baltimore

  5. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmm..is the URL (http://www.dalekeiger.com/) in your profile pointing to your blog?? If so , it works for me.

    Your last post was on 6/9/2006 entitled "Eduardo Galeano"

    Regards

  6. scribbler
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, Bluehost tech support just got on the case, and found that "for some reason, your database user wasn't tied to your database. I have tied the two together and your site is now working." And, indeed, I can now access my site through my browser, though quotation marks in the body of posts have become question marks.

    Now, however, when I try to log in through the wp-admin/index.php, I get the login screen; I enter username and password, click "login," and get only a fresh login screen. Sigh. Any ideas now?

    Dale

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