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Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:11 pm
by hekg
Hi all,
I just moved virtuemart store to a new server, imported the database and updated the configuration.php file but only the home page of the website is appearing. Once I click any link on the home page I get an error page.

The site is http://tiempolibreusa.com

Any help is greatly appreciated :)

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:44 am
by imanickam
Have you transferred the file .htaccess?

Also, by any chance, are/were you using the variable $live_site in the file configuration.php?

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:22 am
by hekg
I was not using htaccess but i renamed a copy of it that was there as .htaccess and now most of the links and images are working but not all of them.

Also, i was not and still am not using for the variable live site.

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:26 am
by imanickam
hekg wrote:I was not using htaccess but i renamed a copy of it that was there as .htaccess
Hope you have renamed the Joomla! supplied file htaccess.txt as .htaccess
hekg wrote:now most of the links and images are working but not all of them
Which ones are not working?

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:54 am
by hekg
Yes I did use the joomla supplied htaccess file. it looms lime the links are ok but not the images for some reason. For instance, this page is missing most product photos and so are the linked product detail pages.

http://www.tiempolibreusa.com/New-Arrivals.html

what do you think i missed?
thanks again

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:06 am
by imanickam
Since you are using VirtueMart, you may have to change the settings in the VirtueMart configuration as well.

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:12 am
by hekg
Will look into that and report my findings.
Thanks

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:21 am
by jjrecort
Hello,

I have exactly the same problem..
Only front page loads... on the admin site I also have problems.

I tried with akeeba and just a manual moving. (same results)

the $LiveSite variable is empty

the htaccess file.. must be transferred or not?
the original site does not have htaccess file

Thanks!

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:18 am
by jjrecort
Problem solved!

It was the htaccess file..

my hosting provider (Dreamhost) created the file for me and now all is working fine!

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:01 pm
by bossman42
Okay having the same issue. I just duplicated a site and moved to a new directory with a new domain. The original site's links all work fine. Now only the home page link works. I have set the live site info in the config to the correct directory and have Rewrite and SEF links set to yes. Htaccess is .htaccess and the same as the original working copy. Not using Joomla much and not sure what is causing this.

Here is my htaccess file info:

Any help would be most apprecaited.
Coppell Farmers Market##
# @package Joomla
# @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 - 2017 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
# @license GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
##

##
# READ THIS COMPLETELY IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THIS FILE!
#
# The line 'Options +FollowSymLinks' may cause problems with some server configurations.
# It is required for the use of mod_rewrite, but it may have already been set by your
# server administrator in a way that disallows changing it in this .htaccess file.
# If using it causes your site to produce an error, comment it out (add # to the
# beginning of the line), reload your site in your browser and test your sef urls. If
# they work, then it has been set by your server administrator and you do not need to
# set it here.
##

## No directory listings
<IfModule autoindex>
IndexIgnore *
</IfModule>

## Can be commented out if causes errors, see notes above.
Options +FollowSymlinks
Options -Indexes

## Mod_rewrite in use.

RewriteEngine On

## Begin - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits.
# If you experience problems on your site then comment out the operations listed
# below by adding a # to the beginning of the line.
# This attempts to block the most common type of exploit `attempts` on Joomla!
#
# Block any script trying to base64_encode data within the URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode[^(]*\([^)]*\) [OR]
# Block any script that includes a <script> tag in URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (<|%3C)([^s]*s)+cript.*(>|%3E) [NC,OR]
# Block any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
# Block any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
# Return 403 Forbidden header and show the content of the root home page
RewriteRule .* index.php [F]
#
## End - Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits.

## Begin - Custom redirects
#
# If you need to redirect some pages, or set a canonical non-www to
# www redirect (or vice versa), place that code here. Ensure those
# redirects use the correct RewriteRule syntax and the [R=301,L] flags.
#
## End - Custom redirects

##
# Uncomment the following line if your webserver's URL
# is not directly related to physical file paths.
# Update Your Joomla! Directory (just / for root).
##

# RewriteBase /

## Begin - Joomla! core SEF Section.
#
RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
#
# If the requested path and file is not /index.php and the request
# has not already been internally rewritten to the index.php script
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index\.php
# and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical file
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
# and the requested path and file doesn't directly match a physical folder
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
# internally rewrite the request to the index.php script
RewriteRule .* index.php [L]
#
## End - Joomla! core SEF Section.

Re: Only home page works after migration to new host

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:32 am
by imanickam
@bossman42:

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Coppell Farmers Market##
What is this line? Be known that any line preceded by # is a comment. In this case, the line is not a comment.


Try the following:

- Uncomment the following line of code

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# RewriteBase /
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RewriteBase /
What is the URL of the site?