I have been developing an Omeka exhibition locally using MAMP and am now trying to get it working on the web on my university webspace. Unfortunately, in the web installation I have only gotten blank pages or errors. I suspect that I may have the wrong host in db.ini or a socket issue.
Steps so far:
Installed mysql in my directory on student web server
Installed phpMyadmin on student web server
Made a database on student web server with the same name and user with same credentials as on MAMP and imported a backup
Uploaded clean installation of Omeka 2.5 to student web server
Overwrote /files, /plugins, and /themes directories from local site to student web server
At the site root (/omeka/) or the root of any directory, I get the following error:
“Not Found. The requested resource does not exist on this server.”
If I try to navigate to a php file (ex: /omeka/index.php) I get an Omeka page that says “Omeka has encountered an error”. I have followed the codex instructions to view error messages and log errors, but unfortunately they are neither displaying nor logging errors.
If I navigate to /omeka/install/install.php I get a success message, but both links to the public and admin areas give the same “Not Found” error.
In the /omeka/db.ini file I have tried all fields with and without quotations. For the host field I have tried “localhost”, “mysql”, and 127.0.0.1 with no success. At a loss, I also tried the server info in the home areas of phpMyadmin (vergin.u.washington.edu), but no dice. Here is the info from phpMyadmin:
Server: vergil.u.washington.edu via TCP/IP
Server type: MySQL
Server version: 5.5.18 - MySQL Community Server (GPL)
Protocol version: 10
Server charset: UTF-8 Unicode (utf8)
I have also looked into the socket locations and don’t have enough privileges yet to draw any conclusions:
~/mysql/bin/mysql --help | grep “^socket”
finding php config file:
php -i | grep ‘Configuration File’
Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /usr/local/apache2/conf (cannot access, even to view file contents)
Loaded Configuration File => /usr/local/lib/php/php.ini (no socket info in this file)
I have a ticket started with the university’s IT department and it has been escalated to an “expert”, but I have not received communication from said expert yet.
Does anyone here have any ideas on what is going wrong?