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(solved) Can't install silverstripe on Webspace - Error 500

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Community Member, 19 Posts

13 January 2011 at 8:06am


today I tried to install silverstripe on my webspace which is hosted by I exactly followed the steps which were descriped on the tutorial homepage:

1. I downloaded SilverStripe v2.4.4 for Linux
2. I unpacked this files on my desktop
3. I transfered the complete unpacked folder, which I have renamend from SilverStripe-v.2.4.4 to silverstripe in the root directory of my Webspace
4. Than I tried to access to, but I get a page with the error 500.

Up to now I tried to modify the htaccess file by inserting the line "RewriteBase /" but it also doesn't work.
I think there is a problem with the htaccess file, but I don't know this problem.

Has anybode an ideo to solve my problem?

Best regards,


Community Member, 60 Posts

13 January 2011 at 11:33am

moin beppo,

not sure but if your silverstripe installation lives in a subdirectory of your web root ( your rewrite base should be '/silverstripe'.

is php running in cgi mode or as an apache module? most shared host run in cgi mode which is a bit bitchy in combination with .htaccess

my 1&1 host defaults to php4 (!) so i have to switch to php5 in the .htaccess:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

<Files *.ss>
	Order deny,allow
	Deny from all
	Allow from

<Files web.config>
	Order deny,allow
	Deny from all

ErrorDocument 404 /assets/error-404.html
ErrorDocument 500 /assets/error-500.html

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
	RewriteEngine On
	RewriteBase /

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


Community Member, 60 Posts

13 January 2011 at 11:37am

You might find this interesting:

its a little script which tells you if your server is fit to power a silverstripe installation


Community Member, 19 Posts

21 March 2011 at 12:18am

Thanks for your help. I found a solution for my problem:

Silverstripe und Fehler 500

Best regards, Beppo