Migrated Hosting to Droplet — Website Not Public — How Do You Make It Live?

I migrated my contents and website following the LAMP installation.

Everything works fine and I can see my website, posts, and linking structure via the admin password from terminal.

How do I make my wordpress website live? The homepage is coming up in incognito and the linking is not loading.

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@thinkingmedia the naughty way. I couldn’t get a good backup outside of the SFTP version / database backup. It hasn’t been smooth, but it’s working for the most part…

sudo chown username:www-data /var/www -R 
sudo chmod g+w /var/www -R

Worked for me!

Thank you so much for this @thinkingmedia

I went head and followed this and had issues once again. The site went into a white screen with Index, Name, Size, Description, etc.

I went back to the config file:

<VirtualHost *:80>

    DocumentRoot /var/www
    <Directory /var/www>
            Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
            AllowOverride All
            Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.henksaenen.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.henksaenen.log combined

And changed it to WWW. Do I have to wait for the site to copy over to the new dir or should it work right away?

Finally, I’m troubleshooting the automatic updates. Are there any permissions that might be carried over from the old host/admin-wp?