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Installing SilverStripe

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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After install, jumbled up home screen.

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27 July 2010 at 10:14am Community Member, 2 Posts

I just installed Silverstripe 2.4.1 and after installation, the home screen looks like this: (see attached).

Below are details to the server:
PHP Version 5.2.13
MySQL 5.0

I get 2 Warnings after adding the database and admin details (see below). I install anyways since it says "you are still able to install the software".

Warning1: Server software   ................Unknown web server
Warning2: URL rewriting support......You need mod_rewrite to use friendly URLs with SilverStripe, but it is not enabled.

Are the 2 warnings essential for a successful install?

Thanks for the help guys.

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27 July 2010 at 11:16pm Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

I've never seen anything like this before. Which web server software package is running on the Linux machine?


28 July 2010 at 1:50am Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi Sean... I am not sure what software package I am currently on. I will get back to you as soon as I get that info from Network Solution's customer support.

Odd though is that the page is now better... except for a line on to top that says:

Warning: Unexpected character in input: '\' (ASCII=92) state=1 in /data/15/1/131/4/1457656/user/1566623/htdocs/sapphire/core/SSViewer.php on line 321

Tried to login to the admin section and it is just stuck at "Loading..." with the Silverstripe logo. =(


28 July 2010 at 5:24am Community Member, 18 Posts

Warning1: Server software ................Unknown web server
Warning2: URL rewriting support......You need mod_rewrite to use friendly URLs with SilverStripe, but it is not enabled.

Warning 1: may be, but the yours will work
Warning 2: is essential, but not the problem

Use this forums search function, it's pretty full of links 'bout mod_rerwirte.

When your apache2/linux skills are not good sometimes it's helpfull to make a new installation, setting the .htaccess-file to chmod 777 before. But mosty it's a stupid little mistake in .htacess or apaches mod_rewrite-modul is not loaded on your server.


28 July 2010 at 10:06am (Last edited: 28 July 2010 10:14am), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

It is a warning, so it may mean the site may still work. You could try supressing the PHP warnings and see if the site works.


28 July 2010 at 1:52pm Community Member, 18 Posts

hm... this is not a php-warning - it's a warning form silvertripe.


28 July 2010 at 11:54pm Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

WorkingSolution: I mean the warning produced by ereg_replace() on line 321 of SSViewer.


3 August 2010 at 7:48pm Community Member, 18 Posts

Sry Sean, only looked for the configuration-stuff there.

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