My site has been down for several days because DreamHost changed the OS from Debian to Ubuntu. I set the site many, many years ago and the company does not have the resources for a person to manage the site as it is a nonprofit NPR show.
Unfortunately the show is losing quite a bit of money due to the site being down. Support told me the problem is I’m running 5.2 however the code is not very crazy, I doubt there would be a problem running 5.6 but I am confused as to how I am to do that and support is no help:
Per our conversation.
After having someone look over the situation. We’ve found that your code
is simply out of date. Unfortunately, there is nothing we really can do
about the code.
The code seems to be wanting to use PHP 5.2, which Ubuntu does not have.
exec /dh/cgi-system/php5.cgi $*
AddHandler php5-cgi .php4 .php3 .php .inc .html .htm .rss .xml .m3u
Action php-cgi /cgi-bin/php-wrapper.fcgi
Action php5-cgi /cgi-bin/php-wrapper.fcgi
AddType application/mp3 mp3
AddType audio/mp3 mp3
AddType audio/x-mpegurl m3u M3U
AddType audio/x-scpls pls PLS
AddType application/x-ogg ogg OGG
The findings above are only the beginning of the investigation. You’ll
need to examine your PHP code to make sure it is compatible with PHP 5.5
Just a little additional information.
The reason for the upgrades is having outdated packages/OS poses security
threats on the server. Also old packages/OS no longer functioning
correctly with the ongoing changes in our infrastructure
In regards to the htaccess file we did temporarily rename the htaccess
Sorry for not being able to restore the site to a previous version and
let me know if there’s another question.
I am SCREWED until I get this site up. Any help would be greatly appreciated! DreamHost has already lost the show as a customer but we need the site to be working while we figure out the move.