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  • Resolved richschmidt

    (@richschmidt)


    I’m in the middle of switching hosting providers, and I’m having trouble getting WP up and running on the new host. Just visit http://www.desperatevalpo.com to see the error message I’m getting. It looks like this:


    Warning: main(/home/.parthine/livingh/desperatevalpo.com/interact/wp-includes/wp-db.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/.parthine/livingh/desperatevalpo.com/interact/wp-settings.php on line 39

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required '/home/.parthine/livingh/desperatevalpo.com/interact/wp-includes/wp-db.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/.parthine/livingh/desperatevalpo.com/interact/wp-settings.php on line 39

    Any ideas? The domain name is the same. I followed the “moving your WP installation” steps in the Codex and at Tamba2.org. It’s WP 1.5.1, I think. I created the new database with the same name, same username, same password, as on the old host. Only the DB_HOST changed in wp-config.php.

    I’m stuck. This is the first time I’ve tried moving a WP blog. And if it helps, I’m moving from churchquest.com to dreamhost.com.

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  • richschmidt

    (@richschmidt)

    Oh, I should mention, that the blog is installed in the “interact” directory. The root level index.php is a static front page that accesses files. But I can’t get into the admin pages or anything…

    The failed opening is saying that the file mentioned isn’t there. Have you checked all the files have uploaded correctly ?

    darkpro

    (@darkpro)

    I actually had a very similar problem myself not too long ago when I was switching servers. I found that re-uploadeding the WordPress files seemed to correct the issue.

    richschmidt

    (@richschmidt)

    I’ll try that. I think all the files are there, but I’m not sure. I thought maybe it was a PATH issue… but maybe the upload partially failed. Thanks!

    darkpro

    (@darkpro)

    Best of luck, richschmidt!

    richschmidt

    (@richschmidt)

    Good grief! The files uploaded OK… but they hadn’t all downloaded from the previous server! SmartFTP kept crapping out on me while I was doing that, and I didn’t even notice that it missed half my files. I didn’t even have a themes folder! I’m re-downloading & uploading now…

    Doh!

    richschmidt

    (@richschmidt)

    Aack. All the files are there, but they’re spitting out errors, and now I can’t login to the admin panel. Good grief.

    Oh well. Thanks for the help!

    richschmidt

    (@richschmidt)

    Fixed it. Some of the files must have been getting bonkered in the upload. I just had to keep overwriting files until I fixed it. (One little plug-in file was getting goofed up somehow…) Seems to work now! 🙂

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