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  • snecz
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    Re: Installation problem Link to this post

    Can somebody help me with this?

  • saimo
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    This looks like a mod_rewrite issue.

    Try adding this below the 'RewriteEngine On' line in your .htaccess file:
    RewriteBase /xyz

    where 'xyz' is the base directory of the installation i.e. 'silverstripe'
    RewriteBase /silverstripe

    NOTE: I have not tested this, since I do not need this for my servers, but I believe this should be correct.

  • Fuzz10
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    Seems that host is running an obscure HTTP server..
    IdeaWebServer ??

    You are not the first one to report this , please have a look @ this thread :
    http://www.silverstripe.com/site-builders-forum/flat/2010

  • saimo
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    Yes, that's probably the main problem now that we know the webserver is not apache2, though you would still need the line in .htaccess I think... (if the server was apache2)

    Keep that in mind if you change host (the problem does seem to be unresolved in the other thread)

  • snecz
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    Thanks for your advices.
    I changed .htaccess file (in ss catalogue) and added line as you sugested RewriteBase /silverstripe.
    But still nothing...
    What can I do more?

  • Sean
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    Re: Installation problem Link to this post

    hi snecz,

    Sorry you can't install SilverStripe on your particular host.

    After doing a bit of research, it turns out that IdeaWebServer doesn't support .htaccess/mod_rewrite in the way that SS is set up to do so, specifically for Apache/Lighthttpd. It's very hard to find documentation on it in fact, because it's developed in-house for the Polish host home.pl, and so it's hard to determine exactly why there's a problem here. I've tried searching "ideawebserver .htaccess" on Google. I wish I could read the result websites, but they're all in Polish!

    SilverStripe currently only supports Apache and lighthttpd for HTTP servers. Here are the server requirements for SilverStripe on our wiki:

    http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=server-requirements

    As you can see, there's a summary on the HTTP server requirements: "We currently support Apache and lighttpd. You could probably get it going on IIS, but we currently don’t provide support for this.".

    The trouble with your particular host is the HTTP server it's running, that being IdeaWebServer. I believe the problem is the way SilverStripe re-writes the URLs, as there are specific rules to determine how the server should be displaying the URLs, for example, there's no real way to go to say, http://mysite.com/home.html in SilverStripe - which is probably why other CMS' work on this particular server.

    I would suggest finding a host that uses Apache as the HTTP server to use SilverStripe, because it's very difficult to know how to debug one that doesn't have much widely known documentation available on the internet.

    Cheers,
    Sean

  • jaytay
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    Howdy,
    I have a similar problem as I would like to have my website not have the SS directory in the url structure (ie www.myurl.com/silverstripe/home)

    Should I have installed SS in the root rather than a separate directory per the installation instructions?

    I am installed on Dreamhost with PHP5
    Thanks!

  • daresh
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    Hey!

    I had the same problem while installing SilverStripe on my server at home.pl.

    I've contacted my administrator and he made the following changes:

    1. Modified .htaccess to:

    RewriteEngine On

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.gif)|(.jpg)|(.png)|(.css)|(.js)|(.php)$
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ sapphire/main.php?url=$1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} index..* [NC]
    RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=/ [L]

    2. In file 'sapphire/core/control/Controller.php' modified the function redirect()

    from:

    function redirect($url) {
    if($this->response->getHeader('Location')) {
    user_error("Already directed to " . $this->response->getHeader('Location') . "; now trying to direct to $url", E_USER_WARNING);
    return;
    }

    // Attach site-root to relative links, if they have a slash in them
    if($url == "" || $url[0] == '?' || (substr($url,0,4) != "http" && $url[0] != "/" && strpos($url,'/') !== false)){
    $url = Director::baseURL() . $url;
    }

    $this->response->redirect($url);
    }

    to:

    function redirect($url) {
    if($this->response->getHeader('Location')) {
    user_error("Already directed to " . $this->response->getHeader('Location') . "; now trying to direct to $url", E_USER_WARNING);
    return;
    }

    // Attach site-root to relative links, if they have a slash in them
    if($url == "" || $url[0] == '?' || (substr($url,0,4) != "http" && $url[0] != "/" && strpos($url,'/') !== false)){
    $url = Director::baseURL() . $url;
    }

    // Zmiana typu przekierowania
    if(substr($url, 0, 1) == '/') {
    $url = 'http://' . $_SERVER[HTTP_HOST] . $url;
    }

    $this->response->redirect($url);
    }

    3. Line 91 in file core/ManifestBuilder.php has been commented out

    //      $baseDir = ereg_replace("/[^/]+/\\.\\.", "", $baseDir);

    And it now works fine!

    Question to Core Developers: Will I experience any future problems because of the changes?

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