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Creating development/test board

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by MsJacquiiC, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. MsJacquiiC

    MsJacquiiC Well-Known Member

    Good evening guys. I'm in the process of upgrading my forum to the newest version with a new customized theme. I'm trying to create a mirror copy of my forum in a testboard/development type environment on a different domain than my original forum which is http://jpicforum.info -- I've run into some issues though.

    When going to http://poetryincolor.online - I'm presented with my security prompt. After successfully logging in I see:


    The only thing I can think that may be causing the issue is that my forum's options still use http://jpicforum.info as the board url. But I cannot log into the AdminCP to change it. So I browse to phpMyAdmin and attempt to change the url there. Instead of actual values - I'm presented with a bunch of values like [BLOB - 21 B] as seen in the screencap below:


    And sometimes I login and am redirected to the live domain at http://jpicforum.info ... So - I'm not exactly sure what to do to get my development board online.

    Please help! I'll appreciate all assistance and suggestions. Thanks!

  2. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Did you go into http://poetryincolor.online/admin.php and change the board URL? Other than that try uploading a default htaccess file, it may be causing problems if you have it customized.
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  3. MsJacquiiC

    MsJacquiiC Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your reply @Steve F! Much appreciation.
    I've tried going to admin.php and it shows the HTTP ERROR 500

    My .htaccess file reads as:
    My config.php file reads as:
    Note: the asterisks are simply placeholders. I've verified that the info is correct... For instance - The username/password/dbname has been double-checked and is correct. Not at all sure why the error :( Kinda frustrating.

    I had the issue using a sub-domain. My main forum .htaccess file still has rewrites in it from our vBulletin rewrites... So I thought purchasing a new domain and using it as the development board would fix the problem. But apparently not :(

    Any other suggestions?
    Thanks again ;)


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