Tech support from my new hosting service has identified the reason that I cannot install indexhibit 2.1.6 on their server. I get part way through the installation process (file/folder permissions all ok) but it fails when I submit database credentials. I just get a blank browser window and the database fails to generate new tables.
Tech support diagnosis follows:
The PHP www-error.log on your instance shows the source of the problem :
[02-Mar-2020 17:40:53 GMT] PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in /srv/data/web/vhosts/57d7ef31261d4d3b92cb15f666801f6a.testurl.ws/htdocs/ndxzstudio/install.php:836
#0 /srv/data/web/vhosts/57d7ef31261d4d3b92cb15f666801f6a.testurl.ws/htdocs/ndxzstudio/install.php(161): Installation->do_installation()
#1 /srv/data/web/vhosts/57d7ef31261d4d3b92cb15f666801f6a.testurl.ws/htdocs/ndxzstudio/install.php(52): Installation->page_two()
#2 /srv/data/web/vhosts/57d7ef31261d4d3b92cb15f666801f6a.testurl.ws/htdocs/ndxzstudio/install.php(1088): Installation->Installation()
thrown in /srv/data/web/vhosts/57d7ef31261d4d3b92cb15f666801f6a.testurl.ws/htdocs/ndxzstudio/install.php on line 836
It looks like your website code is not compatible with PHP 7.x. The mysql_connect() function is not available on PHP 7.x, and your code must use mysqli_connect (and the other mysqli driver functions) for interacting with the database when using PHP 7.x.
We recommend you try installing a more recent version of indexhibit.
I'm using the latest version of indexhibit already (2.1.6). I'm stuck :(
Any suggestions about what to try next?