When troubleshooting from install to publishing, these things helped me:
- Vaska is right. Upgrade Indexhibit. I did a clean install after switching webhost. I did this and added some content in two mornings and two evenings.
- These days you can connect with your host via a chat window on their site 24/7. Do it.
- .htaccess is an important file. Google for info on this. My host tech guy edited this for security: the url went from http to https. It does other things, but some of your problems might be linked to this file (such as ‘502 Bad Gateway’ error).
- The config.php is another important file. It’s the communication ‘gate’ or ‘key’ between your indexhibit and your server. If you have connection issues at install or somehow the server changed, you will need to input database information here. In most cases your server address is ‘localhost’. For the other info I had to play around with info from the hosting server. I added a prefix before the ‘names’ and I got connected. This depends on how your webhost sets up the database.
- Upgrade to the latest PHP on your server hosting. Mine is 7.2. Do it.
- After install I had issues with images not showing up, blank pages, etc. The host tech guy edited the permissions on the server. Some things improved. Images didn’t show so I dug deeper into Formats and Plugins. Eventually after a day of fiddling around they showed up.
- I try to keep my images under 90kb, to minimise lag time.
- I was scanning this forum a lot and stayed diligent. I thought I might share my experience, so that it can help others.
- Donate for good karma. ;-) Thank you, Vaska, for your work.
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