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Posted on 2016-10-14
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I have two WordPress sites : one is misbehaving.
When I run the site locally on my dev machine with a hosts entry pointing the domain to the local version my payment gateway module works perfectly.
When I run the same site from its server (using the same domain name) - the $_GET array is empty - despite there being parameters in the URL.
Everything for the two installations is identical
This script works as expected - $_GET shows parameters

<pre>
<?php
print_r($_GET);
?>
</pre>

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If I place the following code into the site
file_put_contents("getlog.log", print_r($_GET, true), FILE_APPEND);

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On my local machine - it shows values
On hosting server - empty

Any known issues where some settings could result in WordPress not seeing the $_GET?
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Question by:Julian Hansen
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by:Ray Paseur
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by:Julian Hansen
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Both sites use URL rewriting - .htaccess redirects everything to index.php

Just the one site (local) sees the $_GET the other looses it.

The only difference between the two is the server the site is hosted on.

Going to compare a phpinfo dump of the two sites to see if there is anything obvious there but thought I would put it out there in case someone has come across this one before.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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For 'file_put_contents', you do have to have write permissions.  http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-put-contents.php
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by:Julian Hansen
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Yes - the file is being written just has
Array 
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)

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Whereas on the other site I get
Array
(
    [crypt] => @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
)

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URL in both cases is identical - same domain same parameters - crypt value changes but that is because it is a different transaction.
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by:Julian Hansen
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Just moved the site to another hosting provider (1and1) - problem went away - so it looks like Crazy Domains is doing something odd on their side.

1and1 is where we are trying to move from
CrazyDomains was selected as an option

Any good recommendations for a hosting provider for a primarily UK based online business?
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by:Ray Paseur
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The standard recommendations would be those that support the PHP community, some of these offer hosting.
http://php.net/thanks.php

I've had good experiences with ChiHost, LiquidWeb, and HostGator.  I've had sub-optimal experiences with GoDaddy and 1and1.  Never heard of CrazyDomains before, but the name alone is enough to discourage.

BlueHost is well thought-of, but I have no direct experience with them.  Same with DreamHost.

Any cloud service is worth considering.  AWS might be a good answer.
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by:Julian Hansen
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Thanks Ray,

A smaller list to deal with - I will pass it on as I am not in the driving seat on this one.
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by:Julian Hansen
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Meant to give Ray points but seems it assigned him 0 - need to change that
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Found the problem - ISP INI file did not allow for long requests
SuHoShin was the culprit - max_value_length was not long enough to accommodate the return
suhosin.simulation = On 
suhosin.post.max_vars = 4096 
suhosin.request.max_vars = 4096 
suhosin.get.max_value_length = 4096
suhosin.session.encrypt = Off 

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by:Julian Hansen
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The actual solution to the problem was my post.

However, having resolved to move to a different ISP Ray provided good advice on where to go.
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