New install. No graphics and timeout in subnet; works 100% on localhost (7 posts)

  1. stewlg
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm configuring a new installation of WordPress on Ubuntu Linux 5.04. Everything is totally new, a dedicated box for running WordPress.

    When I try to access the site from remote, using a machine in the local subnet, I get broken graphics and timeouts. The site is unusable from afar.

    From localhost, the site responds quickly, but I have a lot of difficulty logging in with the auto-generated password.

    I'm about to wipe the databases and the install and start from scratch, but before I do -- any suggestions?

  2. Class
    Posted 10 years ago #

    When you say 'remote', it's just a different computer than the one running WP? How are you accessing it, with IP or hostname?
    Is there a firewall active on the WP host? Is DNS setup properly?

  3. ifelse
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "I'm about to wipe the databases and the install and start from scratch, but before I do -- any suggestions?"
    You're jumping to the wrong conclusion. As Class has implied, this sounds like it's almost certainly a networking issue and not a WP one.

    Do you have any issues viewing the default web server test page?

  4. stewlg
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, it's just a different computer. Both are behind a firewall, on 10.x.x.x. I've tried using http://ip and http://hostname. Firewall on the WP host? Hmm, possible, but I didn't think so, I'll have to check to be sure.

    I think DNS is set up correctly, but it certainly does seem like that kind of problem.

  5. Class
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Most of the *NIX distros I have used the last few years install a firewall by default.
    If you can ping the hostname from another computer, DNS is likely ok.

  6. bobba
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have a similar problem, downloaded the latest.tar.gz from the download section. Followed the instructions in the readme.html and such, database createion and extraction all went well.

    The problem is that the page is displayed without graphics and when i login on the admin page i get "the document contains no data" when i click on links such as "Presentation" .

    Perpahs it is a ownership problem or something?

    Using Debian stable, phpmyadmin works nicely, mysql proven to works.

    Oh btw what is the minimun req. "rights" needed for the wordpress mysql user?


  7. stewlg
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I fixed my issues this way:

    1) I added a hard-coded DNS entry for the box in /etc/hosts. This caused the graphics loading stuff to go away.

    My admin password didn't work after that, however, so..

    2) I deleted my WordPress database in MySql ("drop database wordpress;" I think) and made another ("create database wordpress;")

    Now things work again. Thanks for all the advice!

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