Setup Questions (5 posts)

  1. thakk
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I have been using wordpress for a while and recently installed a new server. Rather than move all my old data to the new server, I created a whole new blog. My base os is CentOS5. I've had some glitches, and with this new server, I'd like to get them ironed out as I have an expectant of 5 years on this new server.

    I have two blogs on my server. blog1.domain.ca and blog2.domain.ca. I have been trying to get the autoupdate and plugin features working properly right from the start, but I am having some problems with that.

    I'm not sure what permissions I should have for /var/www/blog1 and /var/www/blog2. I have created two users on my server and set their home login folders to /var/www/blog1 and /var/www/blog2. I am getting an error with a particular plugin php-recent-topics whereas it says I do not have permissions to edit the config page for that plugin.

    I don't have a problem reinstalling both blogs from scratch, as there is no content there to speak of yet. I'm wondering if I should have performed some particular steps to get this working better.

    I also have phpBB3 on both blogs, as I want a little place for forums for certain things as well. I have created two databases, one for each blog, and then added the phpBB3 to each blogs database.

    Can anyone offer some recommendations on how I should proceed with this? Should I have two user accounts on the system, one for each blog to make updates and installation of plugins and stuff easier? This is my own personal home server, and I have full access to it.


  2. CCrest
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When you set up your SQL user accounts for your sites, give them full permissions.

  3. thakk
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So should I create the same username for the SQL account as my blog login account?

    Example: blog user admin account called thakk, and then in mysql grant user thakk all permissions?

    Thanks. for the reply. I decided to wipe the directories and start anew.

    I am working on creating the two new databases and setting up the users. I will make them the same name as the login name. Previously I used 'admin'.

  4. cubecolour
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There is no requirement to use the same name for the WordPress user name and the MySQL database username.

  5. thakk
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This seems to be working better so far. I'm not sure if I should chmod my files to 664 blog:apache but may consider that. I've just been editing the ones that need rw access as I come across them.


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