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Moving webpages to a commercial hosting website


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29 July 2008 at 7:29am Community Member, 1 Post

As another novice, I lilke your approach, but the above example worries me a little. Do you have huidance about what I'm looking for when I approach an ISP? (You might even have some suggestions by I appreciate you miaght want to be provider neutral). As a first foray into opensource, I don't want to be wasting my time byb not asking the right questions up front...


29 July 2008 at 2:25pm Community Member, 12 Posts

It must seem easy to the experts, both here and those who answer the support phones on your host site. I am struggling to get this Website to move, and am trying to follow the instructions of Willr.

I can't recommend Net 24 yet because all I have done is pay for web hosting, but not proved that I can make it work for me yet. They appear not to have heard about Silverstripe, or WAMP. I signed up for their open source package $14.95 per month. Theoretically they fit the requirements of SS because they run Apache, PHP, and MySQL. The SS website has some recommended Web hosts listed which have run their software successfully, that could be a good option to investigate

If I ever get my Website to show on the net then I intend to offer an idiots start to finish summary of the steps needed from my experience of how it happened. It could never be a tutorial because I don't know anything! Just a paint by numbers guide from the bottom up and not the top down.

Now I am going to ask a cringing follow up question. (Having uploaded Silverstripe to my root directory on my Webhost, how do "I run through the installation setup there? " That is not obvious either. I will also contact Net 24 about this, they are beginning to sound a little peeved with me.

Thanks again for assistance. I cant give up yet!


29 July 2008 at 7:08pm Community Member, 12 Posts

Following on from my last post.

I am now looking at the installation page for Silverstripe on my Webserver, just like the one that appeared on my own computer originally. Unfortunately I'm stuck in the installation part of Silverstripe concerning the MySQl Database details

mySQL server will accept my server address, or localhost, but not the next parameters,

mySql username and password don't work despite using every option relating to usernames and passwords supplied to me by the Webhosts Net24. I don't recall anybody asking or giving me anything to do with mySQL!

Finally the default mySQL database doesn't exist, and any username I can think of does not have any create database rights. Needless to say I flushed everything in sight to no avail

Down the page everything is green except Website configuration which says it cant tell what webserver I am running ie Apache. I believe that this host has Apache ASP

This is beginning to look serious. Maybe I will just press the install button anyway and hope for the best, or maybe it is just not going to install on this host, and I should scrap the idea and try and get my money back and my domain name transferred.

Any final suggestions from this forum would be most gratefully received. I hope there is a simple solution which is opaque but obvious?


29 July 2008 at 9:17pm Community Member, 12 Posts

Ok I'm grinding forwards. Using the management software on the webhost I created a database, ie made up a name, because there wasnt one. gave myself a username and password, and then returned to the install page for Silverstripe.

Now I am green for three out of four on the Mysql database details, just missing the fact that the database in fact does not exist.

Come on............................ If I keep going like this, like that monkey, I will eventually compose Beethovens fifth symphony, but will I go mad first?


29 July 2008 at 11:18pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Now I am green for three out of four on the Mysql database details, just missing the fact that the database in fact does not exist.

You said tho in the first paragraph you created a database name with a user and a password. Doesnt that database name you created work? Also some times your host will append something to the database name - as they are likely to have hundreds of people all on the server! Eg my NZ webhost (Nucleus) prepends my username to any database I create so even if in there site manager I create a MyDatabaseName I actually use MyUserName_MyDatabaseName to connect to it.

Make sure your host doesnt do anything like that - usually they should have instructions when you create a database as to how to connect to it


29 July 2008 at 11:57pm Community Member, 12 Posts

Last post for the night. I am pretty tired with this after two days

I have finally installed silverstripe on my webserver but it does not work completely. I used the file management software on the webserver to open install.php to run the installer. Before this with the same management software I created a database mysite, with password and username Those items when installed got me the 4 green lights in the mysql part of the installation

1) with my domain name worked
2) username carol accepted
3) password xxxx accepted
4) mysite database accepted

Put in my e-mail address, password, name etc in the admin
Installed success!!!! but no !!! although your initial home webpage comes up only the developer documentation and tutorial pages load, plus the internal contact us link.

about us goes to a blank page, and the cms leads to a blank page halted on

I have had several goes with this install because I note the install php and other files have not disappeared after installations which I think they should have done using the delete the files option after installation.? I have been selecting the option to overwrite the mysite config, and the htaccess file which I am offered when it says it is SS is allready installed. Lots of flushing of course just in case. Maybe the problem is in the admin part of the installation. I have no clue

Every now and then I have a peek at my Website on own computer just to imagine how nice it would be! So far for various reasons which I wont go into I have ftp silverstripe three times, and deleted it twice from the webserver today.


30 July 2008 at 11:47am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

carola, sounds like you are having a few unlucky issues, Rather then debug this on the forum I can provide faster results (if you want) if you wouldnt mind emailing me your server details to will[at]silverstripe[dot]com. I can then hopefully sort things out for you!


30 July 2008 at 1:25pm Community Member, 12 Posts

Offer most gratefully accepted. It must be almost there.