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  • Mishy
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    Has anyone used Fasthosts to host Silverstripe?

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


  • codepotato
    Community Member
    14 Posts

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    Hi Mishy,

    I'm just trying this right now (11:02PM) as i'm uploading my latest silverstripe site to a fasthosts account.

    The first hurdle i hit was the fact that Fasthosts charge you for a database! All i needed was a small mysql DB, and they charged the client £25 a year for it (plus their hosting!).

    Also, by default, Fasthosts try and sell windows hosting, which would be a pain to setup compared to a linux box. I've had to switch their hosting to linux just to get this to work effortlessly.

    Well, it's 11:05PM now, still got 70% of the upload to go, so will let you know how i get on!

  • codepotato
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    quick update.

    Files uploaded quickly, and upon a quick glance over the install.php page, i noticed that the script can't tell if the server is apache or not.

    I continued any ways, and i saw in the installation process that mod_rewrite managed to work, so i can assume that it was running apache.

    However, i now have this issue!

    Will post when i resolve.


  • codepotato
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    Woo Hooo!

    It's all working nicely. Finally it's all setup on Fasthosts!

    Basically, i had an issue with the sql settings, but other than that, it seems to run no problems on Fasthosts.

    For your info, the packages that i setup SS in (Fasthosts packages) were:

    - Linux Home
    - 128 MB MySQL Database

    Although their database method is a little clumsy (and bloody expensive!) it's all working fine.

    Hope that helps.


  • DarkHorse
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    Hi Gareth.

    Please can you help.

    I think I'm suffering similar problems to you attempting to install SilverStripe on a Fasthosts Linux server. (150mb MySQL for Linux DB)

    Would it be possible to ask how you managed to solve your problem.

    Below are the Requirements I'm failing on:

    1. Is the .htaccess file writeable?
    User 'domain???' needs to be able to write to this file:

    2. Server software
    I can't tell what webserver you are running.
    Without Apache I can't tell if mod_rewrite is enabled.

    3. mod_rewrite enabled
    I can't tell whether mod_rewrite is running.
    You may need to configure a rewriting rule yourself.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance, DH.

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