[resolved] Moving WordPress from one server to another - standard methods not working. (5 posts)

  1. callum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am stuck trying to get my website back up and running. I recently moved from 1 server to another and ftp'd the files up, changed wp config etc and it worked great.

    Because of the host being horrible I am moving it again. The issue is that the method I used before is not working. When I upload the files via ftp and change the wp-config file the end result is a webpage that lists the files in the directory.

    After unzipping the files again and going through the steps again i am now getting a "internal Server Error" with an additional "500 internal Server Error"

    I would love some advise on this. I can't find any guides to fixing it.


  2. callum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Looking over the error log now. The problem seems to be with the htaccess file.


    Please reply if you can point me in the right direction of a fix

  3. callum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Fixed the issue. For people that might have the same issue in the future if your error log (found through cpanel) looks the same try deleting the htaccess file that is bunched in with your WordPress install files (make a backup of coarse). In my case, it didnt need to be there and was causing the issue.

  4. callum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Removin the htaccess file has ruined the permilink structure... so I still need help :(

  5. callum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Removed everything from the htaccess except the bit below. fixed the issue.

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

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