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What Is php.ini.newconfigpossiblybroken?

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October 12th, 2010

I noticed this bizarre file, php.ini.NEWCONFIGPOSSIBLYBROKEN, appeared in my website’s root directory on June 27, 2010. My first thought? Oh no, I’ve been hacked! Fortunately, that was not the case. A technician from my host, Bluehost, responded within minutes to my support ticket with the following:

“That one can be deleted, there was a change to the php version so the admins removed/renamed the old ini files and set up new ones on accounts that had them enabled.”

It seems pretty sloppy to me that they left it there, but at least it wasn’t a hacking issue. Thanks to Bluehost for responding so quickly.

Tutorial: Installing WordPress on GoDaddy Manually

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October 2nd, 2010

Evil GoDaddy LogoLet me first say this article is written with a bit of “snarkiness” born of frustration at GoDaddy. I included it for the sake of humor, but I hope no one takes offense; I know there are reasons you may choose to use GoDaddy, which is why I wrote this tutorial in the first place.

The first and best advice I can give you is not to install WordPress on GoDaddy.com. Seriously, just turn and run. Flail your arms around a bit as you go just to be sure you’re making your point. There are a host of other hosts (har har) you can choose from which have better WP support, better customer support, better security, and a better back-end UI. Personally, I use BlueHost, which took me about 10 minutes to set up even when I didn’t know what I was doing. WordPress.org also has a nice list of recommended WP hosts to choose from.

However, if you have a client who insists on using GoDaddy hosting, or if for some reason you, yourself, need to jump through their hoops, navigate their myriad of labyrinthine user dashboards, and trust to their sometimes spotty security, you’ll be glad for a guide by the time you’re done. Keep Reading

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