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  • So it seems that I’ve been able to install wordpress okay with my godaddy host, which other people have had problems with. However, I do seem to have a problem which I haven’t seen anyone else post.
    For some reason it’s giving me errors when I try to go and edit any of the files with wordpress. When I got to the manage files area I’m greeted with this at the top:
    “Warning: fopen, fwrite, fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\templates.php on line 72

    Warning: fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\templates.php on line 73″

    And then below “main template” under “recent” I see this:

    “Warning: file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\admin-functions.php on line 908

    Warning: implode(): Bad arguments. in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\admin-functions.php on line 908″

    Anyone have any clues?

    Thanks.

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  • It’s just silly that they disabled all that. You won’t be able to use WordPress with them. I would recommend demanding a refund and trying one of our hosting partners.

    They are ridiculously restrictive conditions under which little more than a href would run (okay … tiny exaggeration but not that much).
    You could email them and ask why ?

    (My guess is that an Upgrade which costs would be their “solution”)

    hmmm….I don’t understand because it seems like other people have gotten it to work before:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/28754#post-162110

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Warning: fopen, fwrite, fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, closedir() has been disabled for security reasons in d:\hosting\freshpa1nt\wordpress\wp-admin\templates.php on line 72

    That is an error message direct from your server. Either GoDaddy has just disabled all of those (which would be very stupid), or this is an issue isolated to your server only. Either way, fopen, fwrite, fread, file, fpassthru, file, mail, opendir, readdir, and closedir() have been disabled, and you need them to be enabled.

    Have a friend who’s hosted on GoDaddy. He mailed them to ask how to get those enabled, and they basically told him it’s on a “need for” basis.

    They gave him a rasher of grief over wanting to run WP and needing those enabled. So he moved – and they wouldn’t refund any of his money, so I guess he’s talking to an attorney. More money than brains?

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    and they wouldn’t refund any of his money

    Was he past the refund period? If he was, tell him not to waste his time with any attorneys. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that can be done about getting his money back. But, he could setup his own site dedicated to boycotting GoDaddy.

    That’s why I said more money than brains. I don’t know about the refund period – probably WAY past though, he’s been with them since two years.

    Already did that song and dance with him. Whatever – I think he’s just wanting to make a point. No clue to whom, though. As to the “boycott godaddy” idea – I’ll mention it!

    podz, you’re the one that said you’ve had no problem installing with godaddy before. has something changed?

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Podz doesn’t use GoDaddy, though the history in these forums show no major problems (except this one) with GoDaddy.

    the link i posted above is a post from podz saying he has installed wordpress with godaddy several times without problems.

    In any case, if this happens only when you try to edit with WP, why not just download the files to your machine, edit in notepad or another editor, and then reupload?

    yes, i’ve thought of that and it is a good alternative solution…it just frustrates me when i can’t get things to work like they should.

    thanks!

    As has been pointed out, I do not use Godaddy and when I have installed WP for people I just get the logins and do what is needed so I can’t comment on hosting plans either. If the above had happened though, I would have said what Matt says (and I below that).

    Someone recently contacted me with a similar problem and he got it partly sorted – by way of (I think free) upgrades by emailing Bob Parsons directly.

    You do know that The President of GoDaddy blogs ?
    http://www.bobparsons.com/
    A couple of very polite emails / comments might help ?

    I just setup my first account with godaddy and had zero installation issues.

    I uploaded the untarred files to my root directory.

    Setup the database from the ‘My Hosting’ menu on godaddy which gives you the username, password, and server (localhost doesn’t work on this one..the 1%) for use in your wp-config.php

    Then proceeded with the 5 minute install. It took more time to upload the files, than to setup wordpress. I was worried before I purchased the godaddy hosting becausee there are a lot of negative experiences. Either I got lucky that others figured out the necessary change to hostname or godaddy made a change to simplify the process.

    I’ve gotten my installation to work with a GoDaddy basic subscription (http://www.ianozsvald.com), it was pretty painless.

    First I uploaded everything to the root directory, then I made a database, edited wp-config.php with my username and password and I got:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_bloginfo() in /home/content/i/a/n/ianozsvaldCom/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 304

    then noting the post here at “2005-05-03 20:39:05” I went back to wp-config.php and replaced
    ‘localhost’
    with
    ‘mysql23.secureserver.net’
    as specified under ‘Host Name’ on the GoDaddy database config page (where you can ‘Open Manager’, ‘Delete Database’ and see the Type, Status, DB Name, User Name, Size and Created fields). I uploaded again, ran
    http://www.ianozsvald.com/wp-admin/install.php
    and everything went fine.

    Not a 5 minute install…more like 7 minutes. I’m pretty happy with that! Maybe someone would add a caveat to the wp-config.php file stating that GoDaddy can’t use ‘localhost’? This seems to have caused confusion for a few people. Thanks for such a simple-to-install product, it looks very intuitive – great UI!

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