Drupal migration
April 23, 2009 11:44 AM   Subscribe

We have a drupal site. Had to move to a new host. Drupal is all gibbled now. I don't know drupal, I have inherited the site maintenance. Any chance someone knows wtf I did wrong?

Our old host (Bryght) is shutting down so I got a new host. Bryght gave me a backup and I moved everything over.

Our Bryght site is still up so I wanted to test on our new site which is currently http://www##.ourhost.com/~ourname. The content is there but the CSS is not. It keeps claiming index.php doesn't exist if I try http://www##.ourhost.com/~ourname/drupal, but if I pop in http://www##.ourhost.com/~ourname/index.php it shows up (albeit without CSS or drupal template).

The links keep wanting to go to http://www##.ourhost.com/linkedpage instead of http://www##.ourhost.com/~ourname/linkedpage.

Basically it's finding the tables and the content, but nothing that makes our site look like our site and I can't move from page to page.

What did I do wrong? How can I set this up so it works? I'm out of my league here, I think.
posted by Salmonberry to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
(Hey, don't be afraid to hire one of us starving Drupal administrators - it's not that expensive.)

Try changing your '$base_url' inside of your 'settings.php' at [drupal installed location]/sites/default/settings.php.

If your Drupal install is getting confused about where the 'base' actually is, this will give it the information it needs.
posted by unixrat at 12:03 PM on April 23, 2009

your web host may not have php files set as indexes in apache either

you may need to add this to an .htaccess file in the document root (or add a file with that name and this line if there isn't one already

DirectoryIndex index.php index.html
posted by bitdamaged at 2:14 PM on April 23, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks - I have tried suggestion #1 already, I'll take a look at the apache suggestion and see what it does.

Thanks for helping!
posted by Salmonberry at 3:13 PM on April 23, 2009

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