nstalled Vesta and it ruined everything

June 13, 2015 1.9k views
MySQL PHP WordPress LAMP Stack

So I installed Vesta, which of course broke everything. I had 4 sites and all 4 just disappeared.

After a bit I figured out that Vesta changes the root folder for all of my domains. I went ahead and reuploaded my sites to the new root folders.

Most of them now work, which is great.

Except for my Wordpress one.

So I moved my wordpress site from /var/www to /home/admin/web/torontoboozehound.com/public_html and when I load the readme.html it loads fine, but nothing else does. None of the php loads. when I try to load index.php it 404’s but readme.html loads fine.

I go into Vesta and try to create a new data base and it says ‘connection to localhost failed’

so what do I need to fix to get my site back up and running?

I have the mysql database from my old folder as a .sql file in the folder but the vesta main screen does NOT have it.

I might be looking at things completely wrong.

I know this isn’t what you guys are supposed to help with, but I could REALLY use the help.

1 Answer

So I installed Vesta, which of course broke everything. I had 4 sites and all 4 just disappeared.

I am sorry but why ??

If you may please refer to the Vesta CP DOC,

The Vesta Control panel can be installed on a RHEL, CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu server. For a smooth installation you will need clean system “minimal install base”. If installation fails you can force it using –force option. If you want to get full list of available options run installator with –help argument.

It clearly states that control panel should be installed in a clean droplet..

Beside, DO has snapshot option.. Specifically for these type situation.. So before you make any change to any of your production live server, take a snapshot.. In-case the planned modification goes wrong, simply restore the snapshot and start again..

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