Re: [web-99] Need Advice About Wordpress Install

From: Jonathan W.
Sent on: Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:28 PM
Yep. Client doesn't want to move to new host. But I don't blame them, since I told them to upgrade their account with Brinkster, which should have been the end of the problems. But now here we are, my client is less 200 dollars more, and doesn't want a new host. Lesson learned for me. Next client, I will absolutely just get them Hostgator, which is an excellent host, and guaranteed latest PHP and Mysql.

Wordpress.com is one route, but this is more of an e-commerce site than a blog, and from what I hear, there isn't much flexibility with wordpress.com for something like e-commerce.

jon

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM, Harold J. Johnson <[address removed]> wrote:
Jonathan already stated he's stuck with Brinkster. I had an experience
working with a client recently who was too stubborn to move her
website or blog to a decent web host, so we couldn't get a WordPress
installation going. In our case, it wasn't a problem getting WordPress
installed but it was a problem because the domain she wanted to use
for the blog was already attached to another host (and we couldn't
redirect it transferring the domain, and she didn't want to do that).

I don't know if you're in a similar situation, Jonathan, but you might
want to consider hosting the blog at wordpress.com until your client
realizes they really need a new web host.

--Harold

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Eric Lewis <[address removed]> wrote:
> Why not move away from Brinkster? If they aren't keeping php up to date,
> what else are they not updating. Even if you could update WP, a host like
> that is eventually going to leave a hole open and get you hacked.
>
> As to permissions, see if they can run php through cgi. That seems
> to alleviate permission problems.
>
> Eric
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> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Jonathan Wright <[address removed]>
> wrote:
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>> Hi Web Developers,
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>> I am trying to get Wordpress up and running on a client's server.
>> My client's web host is Brinkster, which is a less than perfect host for
>> Wordpress,
>> but I won't delve into why I am stuck with them.
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>> I have run through the Wordpress installation a dozen times, so I have no
>> issues with WP per say. But Brinkster does not have a one-click install for
>> Wordpress.
>>
>> On my first install, my issues were file permissions and permalinks. Then
>> WP asked me to update to WP 3.3.1. Then everything crashed : (
>> Brinkster support recommended that if I ever update Wordpress, I'll need
>> to do it manually. (sigh)
>>
>> I then had Brinkster move my client from Windows / IIS 6 over to Linux /
>> Apache 2. (Filezilla uses Linux and I like Filezilla, plus I get Apache's
>> mod URL rewrite for permalinks )
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>> To make a long story short, on my 4th or 5th run of manually installing
>> WP, I received this message:
>>
>> "Your server is running PHP version 5.2.3 but WordPress 3.3.1 requires at
>> least 5.2.4"
>>
>> When I asked Brinkster, they said "Well we do not have a Linux server with
>> that PHP version, but we could move you to a Windows Server." Been there
>> done that.
>>
>> So finally, here are my 2 choices:
>>
>> 1. Continue to enjoy the benefits of a Linux / Apache server, but run an
>> older version of Wordpress (WP says earlier releases are less safe)
>> 2. Or move to a Windows / IIS 6 server, and lose the benefit of Apache
>> goodies like pretty permlinks, .htaccess files
>>
>> Either way, I will probably have to update Wordpress manually every time a
>> new version comes out.
>>
>> Which option do you think I should go with, 1 or 2?
>>
>> Thanks for your input.
>> Jonathan Wright
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