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can't access admin


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24 August 2010 at 7:11am Community Member, 20 Posts


I was testing out silverstripe and created my website in a subfolder on my server.

Now that I am happy with it, I moved the folders into the root directory. The website looks fine but now I cannot access silverstripe admin.

I thought it would be since I moved it but it doesn't work.

also on top that when I click on the links on my website the url has index.php in the middle.
so its do I get rid of the index.php?

hope someone can help!



24 August 2010 at 8:50am Community Member, 24 Posts

Have you checked your .htaccess file? It's probably rewriting all your urls to the old directory.


24 August 2010 at 11:42pm Community Member, 20 Posts

Thanks for replying. I found the admin. I had to type in index.php/admin. So does that mean that the rewrite rules have no been set up correctly?

When I installed straight into my subfolder, I had no problems. There was no index.php in the middle of the url.

I have been working on a mac so I can't see the htaccess file.

What do I have to do to set up the rewrite rules? will that solve my problem?

Thanks for your help.


25 August 2010 at 6:33am Community Member, 20 Posts

thank you! I didn't move .htaccess to the root.
its working fine now thanks :-D


30 July 2012 at 12:09am Community Member, 15 Posts

I have a fix
I have found that running the development on MAMP in a subfolder caused the htaccess to add a rewriteBase rule.

RewriteBase /subfolder

and changing this to

RewriteBase /

fixed the index.php/admin/ issue on my live server.