Alright, so I've got a vbulletin website that I'm transfering over to my dedicated server from dediwebhost.com. When I switch the DNS over to the site and try and run any type of PHP file, the site just sits there like it doesn't understand what's going on.
I found a file called "BigDump" which was really talked about in google search for importing a large mysql database. I try to run it, and it just sits there trying to load the page. On the flip side, when I do a directory listing it works really fast and works fine.
If you are able to access a phpinfo page from your browser than apache is compiled with php. What I would recommend doing is recompiling and installing php with your old server's ./configure command then restart apache.
vBulletin may require something specific from php for it to function properly.
How can I tell if it's compiled with PHP? I can do a phpinfo() command. I noticed there was a difference between phpinfo on the new server compared to the server my site used to be running on...
Both say the Server API is Apache... the rest of the phpinfo() looks to be pretty close, but the mysql modules are different... is that maybe why it won't load PHP files with mysql?
The configuration options between the two are vastly different. Try recompiling the second one to match the first one, and I'd bet you'll see the problem go away.
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How would I go about getting to the directory to do the compile? I saw a tutorial in the tutorial section and it said itw as under /home/cpapchebuild/ or something of that sort, but I don't have that directory in my home.
I definitely got in over my head, I've always used shared hosting until my host forced me to switch to semi-dedicated and then continued to tell me that my site STILL used too many resources. So I went straight for dedicated with a different host, but man I didn't know all this went into it.
Got it workin! thank you guys so much for getting me in the right direction. I learned how to wget, how to ./configure, how to make, and how to make install. Haha, I'm a total newbie so this was a huge learning lesson. I reconfigured PHP to have everything the old server did, took a lot of time to get a lot of out of date packages updated and/or install missing packages, but I finally got it working and now it works perfect! Thanks guys!