I have just moved a silverstripe install to a new joyent smartos server. Not being familiar with Linux, this was still relatively easy.
I am new to silverstripe as well, but the team here has developed on it for years.
I have the site up and running on the new server, but have not pointed the domain to it until we can thoroughly test it. So I am accessing it from it's ip address. The site displays fine and the sub pages work as well. When I navigate to the '/admin' page, I see a silverstripe page that states the page cannot be found (not an Apache 404). I copied over the .htaccess and the _config.php from the old server, so there should be no issues.
I have done a /dev/build with no errors and I can log in through the security page, but I just cannot get the /admin to come up. I am lost after spending the whole morning surfing google to find the answer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
UPDATE:: I installed a fresh version of silverstripe into a subdirectory on the same server. Works perfectly, so that rules out any PHP issues.
I have also tried /index.php/admin with no luck.