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  • I’m migrating a couple of client’s blogs from a Dreamhost account that I’m closing to my VPS which is running Plesk Panel 10.4.4
    (Not sure what version of WP – it was installed in April ’12. I don’t have WP admin access but canget it if necessary).

    I copied all files and database to the new server. WordPress is installed in the docroot as previously. I’m using HOSTS to access the new install on my server.
    – The database is definitely connecting (I initially had an error because I forgot to change MySQL server to localhost, fixed now).

    I was getting errors:

    [error] [client *.*.*.*] PHP Warning: require(/var/www/vhosts/*****/httpdocs/wp-includes/load.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vhosts/****/httpdocs/wp-settings.php on line 21, referer: http://****/index.php
     [error] [client *.*.*.*] PHP Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/var/www/vhosts/****z/httpdocs/wp-includes/load.php' (include_path='.:') in /var/www/vhosts/****/httpdocs/wp-settings.php on line 21, referer: http://****/index.php'

    This was only fixed by pushing permissions from 775 to 777 – unusual, because apache usually belongs to the group psacln on plesk. I’m not happy with this fix.
    However, I’m now getting a blank screen with no source code – and no php error.
    PHP memory limit is 64MB and there’s no delay in output.
    The only other change I mage was that I didn’t re-upload about 50 themes the client had sitting there – I retained only twenty-eleven and the theme they currently have installed.

    Any ideas?

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  • Download the latest wordpress manually or through CLI, then install WordPress on the new host. A new version of WordPress will run fine.

    1. Delete the wp-content of new installation and swap it with the old wp-content backup. Retore the robots.txt, Google verification file etc. in root. Do not move the .htaccess file.

    2. Go to PHPMyAdmin to manage MySQL of the new WordPress. You do not need all the tables to be deleted and changed with the new one. What are most important tables for restoration I wrote in my guide and its enough for anyone to follow :

    The method is shown for Rackspace Cloud Database, but will work for traditional host too. When you will login, it will ask for database update if WordPress installation was old. Do it. Now fix the permalink to older structure. You can cross check with old .htaccess.

    3. Install plugins freshly. The issue is with plugins.

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