I recently tried to sync my live site with my dev site for some updates. I had a SQL error when trying to import the database via terminal ERROR 1062 (23000) at line 39: Duplicate entry 'stats_siteurl' for key 'PRIMARY', so I dropped and recreated the database and everything seemed fine initially. However, now when I try to access the previously working URL for my dev site, I get empty html, just this <!DOCTYPE html><title></title> is loaded into the page. However, the admin page and all the content seems to be present on the back end, so I'm at a total loss as to what is happening here. Nothing is wrong with the live site so far as I can tell.

  • this doesn't seem to me like you something with the database, rather like you are loading an index.html document instead of the index.php - make sure you are forcing your server to load .php files first instead of .html
    – FFrewin
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 10:36

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So, an index.html file had gotten places in the root folder by accident (mistargetted rsync) and that was causing the blank html. Blank front end Seems to happen a bit.

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