Support » Everything else WordPress » Path problem / open basedir error after host username change

  • Resolved cerealgirl


    I had to change the username on my host – the domain name etc. stayed the same.
    I changed the db name, user and passwd in the config file, and updated the options table in the database.
    But I am still getting am still getting an openbasedir error instead of my blog. The blog is installed on a subdomain, on which a testfile works just fine.
    I am comfortable with php, but am new to WP, so don’t know my way arounf all the files and directories yet. Can someone point me in the direction of the file that is looking is pointing to the old path? Any ideas on how to fix it?
    The error reads as follows:

    Warning: Unknown: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/home/myusername/public_html/dir/index.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/myoldusername:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in Unknown on line 0

    Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: Operation not permitted in Unknown on line 0

    Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required ‘/home/myusername/public_html/dir/index.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php’) in Unknown on line 0

    Incidentally, i’m not really thrilled about the full path being disclosed when I’ve just changed things. Yuck. </venting>

Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
  • Well, after entirely more fiddling than I’d care to admit, it turns out that it was a problem with the host (an option which I was unable to rule out on my own)
    They’ve fixed it for me and things are working just fine.
    Thanks anyways.

Viewing 1 replies (of 1 total)
  • The topic ‘Path problem / open basedir error after host username change’ is closed to new replies.