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HOWTO: WordPress, 1and1, and MySQL

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For several months now I have been unable to automatically update WordPress. Then, this afternoon, I found that I could no longer update the site manually. A quick glance at the 2.9.1 release notes revealed the problem:

Requires MySQL 4.1.2 or greater (old requirement was 4.0).

A few searches revealed that many other 1&1 users have encountered the same issue, which I resolved by making two administrative changes:

  1. Ensure that WordPress is running on php5 by adding a line to .htaccess in the WordPress root directory.
  2. Migrate the WordPress database to MySQL 5.0. I followed this set of instructions exactly.

Written by Spence

January 9th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Posted in HOWTO

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