wp-config.php not affecting my site
I just received a backup of my WP site from the developer that includes the WP files and the database .sql file. I’m trying to install it on my server, but I’m having trouble hooking up the site to the database. When I access
domain.com/wp-admin I get
Internal Server Error:
Steps I’ve taken:
- I uploaded the ZIP file with all WP files to the server and unzipped. Everything is now on the server, including
/wp-includesand so on…
- I created a new database with names that match the DB_NAME and DB_USER from
wp-config.phpbelow (except for the prefix).
- I uploaded the
.sqlfile to the new database. Database is now populated.
- I updated
wp-config.phpso the database fields match my database. I had to update the prefix
xxxxbecause it has to start with my hosting service’s username. I kept the rest the same, including the password.
define( 'DB_NAME', 'xxxx_dbname' ); // Only updated prefix xxxx define( 'DB_USER', 'xxxx_dbuser' ); // Only updated prefix xxxx define( 'DB_PASSWORD', '[userPassword]' ); // I set the DB user password to match this one define( 'DB_HOST', 'localhost' ); define( 'DB_CHARSET', 'utf8' ); define( 'DB_COLLATE', '' ); $table_prefix = 'gw48ep_'; // This matches all tables on DB
I also reset all the ‘AUTH_KEY’s and salts to
'put your unique phrase here'.
When I visit my site, the content displays fine. But when I visit
/wp-login.php, I get:
Internal Server Error. The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.`
I tried deleting
wp-config.php and it doesn’t change anything. It’s like this file isn’t being read by my WP installation. I also tried enabling debugging with
define('WP_DEBUG', true); define('WP_DEBUG_LOG', true);
error_log file only shows old logs from two weeks ago.
What step am I missing? It’s like my
wp-config.php isn’t even being read at all! Nothing I change on it makes any difference.