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


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13 January 2011 at 8:06am Community Member, 19 Posts


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,


13 January 2011 at 11:33am Community Member, 60 Posts

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]


13 January 2011 at 11:37am Community Member, 60 Posts

You might find this interesting:

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


21 March 2011 at 12:18am Community Member, 19 Posts

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

[url=]Silverstripe und Fehler 500[/url]

Best regards, Beppo