How to master the Network Solutions VPS with Wordpress?
January 31, 2011 11:41 AM Subscribe
Facing the unenviable situation of setting up Wordpress on the Network Solutions VPS plan. Any tips on how to make this work?
posted by Victorvacendak to technology (7 answers total)
Passionately loyal to NetSol, a client insisted on choosing the company's Virtual Private Server plan rather than switching to a friendlier host.
When I used the site's auto-installer, it set up an obsolete v2.0 of Wordpress. I installed my own newer copy, but somehow I can't figure out how to make it talk to the localhost database -- it's like Network Solutions is restricting it to just its own official installation.
I want to fix some of this using a Unix ssh shell but can't figure out how to activate this (and the IT guy isn't helping.) The dorky Plesk control panel literally has more options for re-skinning it in nice new colors than for doing things.
Does anyone out there have any tips on how to get the upper hand on this VPS and/or Wordpress on NetSol? Until now I have been using friendlier services like Dreamhost -- and even GoDaddy is starting to look pretty good in comparison.