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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Installed WAMP and Silverstripe and come up with errors - don't know what to do now


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18 December 2008 at 3:45pm Community Member, 5 Posts


i have installed according to the video here ( and i get an error:

Warning: file_get_contents(http://localhost:3000/silverstripe-v2.2.3/InstallerTest/testrewrite) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond. in C:\wamp\www\silverstripe-v2.2.3\rewritetest.php on line 47

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in C:\wamp\www\silverstripe-v2.2.3\rewritetest.php on line 47
don't know what to do now. tried loading it again (localhost:3000/silverstripe-v2.2.3) and then got this error:

Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in C:\wamp\www\silverstripe-v2.2.3\sapphire\core\SSViewer.php on line 151


anyone got any suggestions?


18 December 2008 at 7:09pm Community Member, 5 Posts


Have you tried:

http://localhost:3000/silverstripe-v2.2.3/?flush=1 to see if it works?


19 December 2008 at 9:29am Community Member, 5 Posts

hi. thanks dttri for your response - it didn't work. Could this be a Vista thing?


19 December 2008 at 11:02am Community Member, 712 Posts

Undefined offset in SSViewer - possibly it has not found any of your .SS (template) files - which would indicate a file systems issue.

So yes, could be a vista prob. Unfortunately I don't know squat about Vista, but try modifying permissions for the installation folder and see if you have any luck.


19 December 2008 at 12:06pm Community Member, 5 Posts

thanks Hamish

i just tried installing it on my net laptop that runs on XP and it worked, just like the video said it would. but it's going to be a humbug to work between two machines. Has anyone else had issues with VISTA?

<five minutes later>

OK, i just tried the permissions thing in VISTA (right clicked on the WAMP folder; clicked on permissions; clicked the Security folder; clicked on me (Users....) and then clicked on Advanced and clicked around so i got Full Control; clicked Apply and of it went!)

i am now happy again!

thanks muchly


19 December 2008 at 1:28pm Community Member, 712 Posts


Added a note in the wiki [url=]here[/url].