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

From: Harold J. J.
Sent on: Friday, February 3, 2012 9:31 AM
I'm just trying out HostGator for my personal blog after years with
1&1. One of the reasons I'm trying it is because a few locals have
told me that Redstone Arsenal and some government contractors block
1&1 sites due to their being foreign IPs. I'm still trying to confirm
this by asking around.

Anyone know how to check if your site is being hosted in the U.S.?
Just the other day a 1&1 customer service rep seemed to indicate that
some sites are hosted in the U.S. I have to see if mine are -- can I
find out simply be running ping or traceroute? My very old web site
(which has not been updated for more than half a decade)
voyagerradio.com is one of the sites I wish to test...

--Harold

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:28 PM, Jonathan Wright
<[address removed]> wrote:
> 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
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Jonathan Wright
>> > <[address removed]>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Web Developers,
>> >>
>> >> 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.
>> >>
>> >> 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 )
>> >>
>> >> 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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