Existing WordPress sites suddenly showing the install screen

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So you've been running WordPress on your VDS or Dedicated server for a while now - everything has been working well until the site suddenly stops displaying the expected pages and only shows the WordPress install script.

While there can be many issues at play here, a very common one we see is are the mySQL databases need to checked, repaired, optimised and finally have mySQL restarted.

To do this:

* Log in to your server via SSH (using putty)
* type in the following command and hit enter: mysqlcheck --all-databases -c
* type in the following command and hit enter: mysqlcheck --all-databases -r
* type in the following command and hit enter: mysqlcheck --all-databases -o
* type in the following command and hit enter: /etc/init.d/mysql restart

 

Clear the cache in your web browser then browse to your domain - the site will now load for you.

 

 

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