Novice Website Administration FAQ


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A useful FAQ for website owners and administrators, covering mysql databases and ftp timeouts. If you require website support, please hire Neogain.

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Novice Website Administration FAQ

  1. 1. <ul><li>Novice Website Administration FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Another great page for novice website administrators to bookmark. Whether you are setting up a website, migrating files or managing a MySQL database, problems can arise and you could find this FAQ useful. </li></ul><ul><li>If you require a UK website developer, please get in touch. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>As already our archive of articles covering website design, development and SEO are comprehensive, and will help you take your website projects forward and as with this FAQ, in many instances resolve those pesky issues that occur. </li></ul><ul><li>Plus don’t forget each week we produce more great articles, so please make sure you are subscribed to the blog. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Q. How do I resolve a FTP timeout problem? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Chances are you are uploading multiple files and some are quite chunky. Not usually a problem unless the connection speed is slow or there are connection issues. One way to stop timeouts for your files, is to reduce the amount of files you upload at any one time. Sure it might slow down the overall upload, but in the long-run it will resolve this issue for that specific server connection. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Q. How can I resolve an ‘error connecting to database’, after I changed host providers? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Not all mysql and supporting systems are created equally, plus naturally we can introduce errors ourselves. The first thing to check is the website onfiguration file, such as wp-config.php which WordPress uses. Check the username and password, plus also perhaps the database name requires changes. i.e. Upper-case characters converting to lower-case. Plus don’t forget to update your database server setting if they have changed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Q. Why can’t my control panel using phpMyadmin find a database I know exists? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Perhaps you are using a Plesk control panel? Regardless of control panel it could be because you created a database name with capital letters, but in reality the database server is running it with lower-case characters. The easiest option would be to setup a separate phpMyAdmin and then login using your username and password, to administer the mysql database. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Q. How do I resolve a phpMyAdmin import problem as it tells me I have the wrong sql backup? </li></ul><ul><li>A. One host provider might choice to limit the import types of mysql databases. For instance on one host provider you exported as zip, but only to discover your new provider only allows uncompressed or gzip! However this doesn’t stop you from compressing a mysql database ready to import in either zip or gzip, plus likewise for uncompressing from an archive before importing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Q. How do I connect to a specific mysql port number? </li></ul><ul><li>Often database servers will use specific port numbers for access, without which your database will not be accessible from your website. </li></ul><ul><li>To connect to a specific port number you do the following: databasename:XXXX ← X being the port number. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>If you require a UK website development service , </li></ul><ul><li>please hire Neogain. </li></ul>