Lost my Wordpress site - HTTP 500 Internal Server Error


#1

I installed the phpBB software and created a DB for a forum and afterwards my Wordpress site no longer shows up. I just get the HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

I deleted the phpBB DB thinking and restored the wordpress DB from 7hrs ago but still get the error?

please help.
Thx.


#2

Did phpBB make changes to your .htaccess? That would easily do that.

Also where did you install phpBB? In a subfolder?


#3

I installed phpBB under the wordpress DB in the sub dir /forum
Wordpress DB was installed at the root of my domain.
cthulhuworldcombat.com/forum

I can no longer access the wp-admin of Wordpress…is that what you mean by .htaccess? Sorry, this hosting site and WP are new to me.


#4

cthulhuworldcombat.com seems to have WordPress in the folder /wp (cthulhuworldcombat.com itself is just a directory listing) and that doesn’t actually seem to have anything installed.

Did you delete things?


#5

Yes I’ve been trying to get things working. FTPd everything down and wiped out everything except the WP db. then reinstalled WP in the sub dir /wp and linked it to the existing DB. am trying to get Concrete installed in a /concrete sub dir also(since i had bad luck with phpBB).
Do i need to kepp WP in the root to get it to work with the current DB?


#6

Technically no, however you’ll have to edit the DB directly to make it work, and I don’t know if you want to do that…

If you do:

[list=1]
[]Edit the wp-config.php to point to that database, with your user ID and password.
[
]Login to phpMyAdmin for that database and locate the options table (normally named wp_options, but you they used 1-click, it will be wp_[string]_options).
[]Look for the options named home and siteurl
[
]Change both of these to the new URL
[/list]

That should get you back up.