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« on: February 12, 2013, 10:52:56 PM »

I watched a Tutorial on how to create a site with <another host>. Once you install WordPress, it says "Congratulations" and you click a link to view a default website or dashboard. I installed Word Press with Lunar Pages but didn't see any link. It created an index at www.mydomain.com/wp/  So how do I get to where I view a default site or create and edit a site? I guess I need to know how to get to a dashboard or something.

Also I clicked some of the pages in the directory such as wp-login.php and it says
"Your server is running PHP version 4.4.9 but WordPress 3.5.1 requires at least 5.2.4."
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 05:50:30 AM »

There is no "dashboard" as such. If there is a file /wp/index.php, you can simply enter the URL http://www.mydomain.com/wp into your browser and you should be running Wordpress. If you don't want to have to always enter the /wp part, you can do a URL rewrite in /.htaccess:
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RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond  %{REQUEST_URI}  !^/wp  [NC]
RewriteRule  ^(.*)$  /wp/$1  [L]
With that, a visitor to http://www.mydomain.com will find themselves magically in /wp.

If your server is still running PHP 4 by default (I'm surprised that any at LP still are), there should be a button in the control panel (LPCP or cPanel) to switch to PHP 5. If you're not sure what version is running, run this little PHP script:
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<?php phpinfo(); ?>
It will tell you for sure what PHP version you're running (among many other things). If you still can't get it to show PHP 5, open a support ticket (support@lunarpages.com). As I think that all servers are supposed to be at PHP 5.3 now, maybe you should let them know that they overlooked one? Make sure that your /.htaccess doesn't have an entry in it reverting to PHP 4.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 05:28:23 PM »

There is no "dashboard" as such. If there is a file /wp/index.php, you can simply enter the URL http://www.mydomain.com/wp into your browser and you should be running Wordpress.
Does that mean that <other host> offers more software or is it that something is just not configured right. I emailed LunarPages.
I tried entering www.[MyDomain].com/wp/index.php
I still keep seeing this display.....
Your server is running PHP version 4.4.9 but WordPress 3.5.1 requires at least 5.2.4.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 05:30:04 PM »

There is no "dashboard" as such. If there is a file /wp/index.php, you can simply enter the URL http://www.mydomain.com/wp into your browser and you should be running Wordpress.
Does that mean that <other host> offers more software or is it that something is just not configured right. I emailed LunarPages.
I tried entering www.[MyDomain].com/wp/index.php
I still keep seeing this display.....
Your server is running PHP version 4.4.9 but WordPress 3.5.1 requires at least 5.2.4.

I wish LunarPages offered a YouTube tutorial like this <other host> tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jv47_VIBOQ

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 06:08:21 PM »

You are getting into your Wordpress installation (it's running). However, it is unhappy that your site is PHP 4 and refuses to go very far. Do you have LPCP, cPanel, or something else for a control panel? It should give you a way to change your site to PHP 5. If you can't figure out how, you'll have to ask tech support. I already gave you a way to check the actual PHP level, as sometimes the control panel lists the lower PHP version even if you have enabled the higher version. If your site is actually at PHP 5.2 or higher, then there's a problem with Wordpress not properly querying the PHP level.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 12:41:25 AM »

Thanks! Success!
Software / Services> PHP Configuration > The ".php" file extension will be processed by: (it was set to "default"). I selected 5.
Now I'm seeing a WordPress editing dashboard.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 10:35:17 AM »

Nice to see this for you buddy. Show us your site. I'd love to check this myself.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 11:01:51 AM »

I'm surprised that the server default was still PHP 4. I thought LP had upgraded everyone to PHP 5.3 by now. You might want to drop Support a line and ask them if they overlooked this server, or if you have something odd in your .htaccess that's first switching you to PHP 4 (and then back to PHP 5).
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 04:59:25 AM »

i Still Cannot get what you are guys trying to say...

And your point is... ? Do you have a specific question?
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 02:41:33 AM »

MrPhill if the .htaccess is removed or overwritten within the public_html the PHP version is reverted back to 4 which is what I assume it happened here.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 12:53:30 PM »

So are you saying that the system default is still PHP 4, and it requires you to have an .htaccess entry to use the latest PHP 5.x? I can see people getting in trouble over that, by accidentally removing the handler lines from their .htaccess files, or assuming that PHP 5.3 is the default. Is it different between cPanel and LPCP? If my PHP default version is really PHP 4.x (an ancient version that everyone should be discouraged from using any more), it ought to say so in the control panel. As I recall, for cPanel it did that -- stated that PHP 4.4.9 was installed, and I had an .htaccess entry to use PHP 5.2 or 3 instead. Now it says PHP 5.3 is installed, and I have no idea whether that's the default or that's after my .htaccess handler has executed. The situation is twice as bad if cPanel and LPCP are different, as no one ever says which one they have when asking for help.
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