[wp-hackers] Force a new ABSPATH when moving WordPress?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Mar 21 19:54:21 UTC 2012

Most likely, you're running some sort of PHP accelerator, which keeps
the "compiled" PHP files in memory instead of re-reading them every
time. Thus, a change to the PHP files requires you to restart the
server to get the old versions out of RAM.

Look into what PHP accelerator you're running, and see if it has any
way to flush the cached data.


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:04 PM, onlyunusedname
<onlyunusedname at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a quick question that may be more PHP than WordPress.
> Whenever I move a small WordPress site database inclusive (and by move, I
> mean change its path and URI), I usually just change all the references to
> the domain in the database with a search and replace.
> This seems to work for my needs, but the problem I run into every time is
> that wp-config.php retains the old ABSPATH constant.  So the site won't
> load at all at first.  My solution to this has always been to restart
> Apache.  After I do that wp-config.php will re-define ABSPATH correctly and
> everything works fine
> Is there a way I can force this to occur without restarting my server?
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