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Offline 22wareagle22

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Htaccess problem
« on: February 19, 2021, 10:29:41 AM »
Hello,

Would anyone be willing to help a newbie? Our forum stopped working a few days ago. I am a volunteer that completes secretary work for a breed club.

After doing some reading, I have accessed our error log and I have a copy of it available.

I also contacted godaddy and they said I need to “correct the .htaccess file as it is not redirecting correctly.”

I do not know how to do that.

I have checked with our previous secretary and she said we have the version “SMF 2.0.5 SMF version: SMF 2.0.1.1.”
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 11:08:30 AM by 22wareagle22 »

Offline Kindred

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Re: Forum is down
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 10:37:30 AM »
"down" is not really useful as a description.

if godaddy (ICK!) says the problem is with the htaccess, then go into your file manager and change the name to htaccess.bak
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Offline 22wareagle22

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Re: Forum is down
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 11:06:10 AM »
"down" is not really useful as a description.

if godaddy (ICK!) says the problem is with the htaccess, then go into your file manager and change the name to htaccess.bak

Thank you for the fast reply.

I will try to find the htaccess file.

I also have the following error message.

[19-Feb-2021 15:48:15 UTC] PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in /home/abcwheaten/public_html/forum/Sources/Subs-Db-mysql.php:58

Offline 22wareagle22

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Re: Htaccess problem
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 12:05:04 PM »
I tried that but unfortunately it did not work. Any other recommendations?

Offline Kindred

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Re: Htaccess problem
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 12:50:01 PM »
ah yes, well, that's ANOTHER issue...    GoDaddy updated your php/mySQL and the version of SMF that you have does not support that version.   You will need to upgrade your SMF to 2.0.18

Given the state of your forum, you will probably have to upgrade the hard way and then reinstall mods after the upgrade
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Offline Matthias

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Re: Htaccess problem
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 01:33:10 PM »
Information on how to upgrade a forum can be found here.

https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Upgrading
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Offline 22wareagle22

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Re: Htaccess problem
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2021, 11:36:25 AM »
Thank you both! I appreciate the help Kindred. We followed your advice and now our forum is up (and 20 years of breeding/genetic info available again)!  :)