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- From: Rockville, MD
- Registered: 2007-08-12
- Posts: 58
Returning after years - manual version update?
Had a kid. Put many things aside a long time. He’ll be three tomorrow! He walks, talks, eats, etc and NOW I feel I can finally return to the business of blogging and goofing around on a TXP website or two since the Little Nipper is starting to keep himself busy.
The trouble is many things have changed. PHP depreciations, GoDaddy back-end stuff and I don’t know what else.
“Database Unavailable.” (Check website link to see it.)
The MySQL stuff knows I’m knocking, but I can’t get in. I know I’m using PHP 5.2 but can’t remember what TXP version.
I’ve updated to the shifted GoDaddy server addresses with config.php changes. Easy.
Am I in really deep waters here? What support I’ve gotten indicates a TXP update, then, for hosting, a C Panel migration that supports higher PHP (5.4).
I don’t have thousands of things to lose, but hundreds of posts over several blogs (a couple even featured elsewhere).
What more can I tell you to help me decide if this is a possible task?
Last edited by BryanA. (2017-10-11 11:54:24)
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- From: Leeds, UK
- Registered: 2006-01-29
- Posts: 7,703
Re: Returning after years - manual version update?
Hi, and welcome back!
I feel that nothing’s impossible here, we just need to start chasing down variables. First things first, look at the page source of your site. Notice the comment near the bottom:
Unknown MySQL server host ‘…’
I’d start there. If you can get into your cpanel, you should be able to find out the database server hosts from there (or drop GoDaddy a line) and update your
While you’re in the cpanel area, take a backup of your database(s). ‘Cos you just never know.
After that, you can look into upgrading your cpanel to a later version of supported infrastructure. If you have the option to go for PHP 7+ and intend to upgrade to the latest Txp 4.6.2, I advise you to do it. Faster.