[resolved] My site disappeared when I changed name (8 posts)

  1. OlivierPrestant
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I purchased hosting and domain name through GoDaddy and am attempting to link the site I'm building through the godaddy wordpress application (olivierprestant.com/wordpress) to the domain name (olivierprestant.com). In the General page of the wordpress administration I changed the name to olivierprestant.com and when I went to the site it had disappeared and I'm getting the message "500 Internal Server Error". What have I done and how can I fix it!?

    Thanks a million.

  2. bemdesign
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay so what you really want is WordPress at the root of your site folder. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory for details on how to do this.

  3. OlivierPrestant
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I found that page alright but my issue now is that I can't even access the site admin panel to made any changes. THe 500 error message is coming up even when I try to access wp admin...

  4. Softcodelink solutions
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Clear old .htaccess code and add default wordoress .htaccess file, this will resolve your issue. if issue still persists contact Go daddy,,,it a seems like server issue (cgi is broken)

  5. OlivierPrestant
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Honestly, I have no idea where to find the .htaccess code in the files, this is not my area. I'm totally frustrated with searching at this point. I've contacted GoDaddy but haven't heard back yet. I'm very close to just starting from scratch all over again.

  6. Softcodelink solutions
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you have hosting login details?

    Login your hosting>>>>>click on your filemanger>>>> olivierprestant.com or
    olivierprestant.com/wordpress >>>>below your can see show hidden files...(check on see hidden files) and click on go....

    Now your wordpres website folder opens..now you can see the .htaccess file.... right click on it >>>>> click on edit >>>>>>clear your old htaccess code and replace with this one.

    # 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

    Most of the time this will resolve your issue....

  7. Softcodelink solutions
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Noe that, this code works only for linux server....

  8. OlivierPrestant
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I got in touch with GoDaddy and they helped me resolve the issue. I have a new issue but that's for a different forum I think ;-)

    Thanks again for all the advice!


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