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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Fatal Database Error


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12 February 2009 at 1:36pm (Last edited: 12 February 2009 2:31pm), Community Member, 2 Posts

What's the deal?

(See attached image)

Here's the error:

Installing SilverStripe...

I am now running through the installation steps (this should take about 30 seconds)

If you receive a fatal error, refresh this page to continue the installation
# Creating 'mysite/_config.php'...
# Creating C:\HostingSpaces\totailus\\wwwroot\adminedit/mysite/_config.php
# Creating '.htaccess' file...
# Creating C:\HostingSpaces\totailus\\wwwroot\adminedit/.htaccess
# Building database schema...

Warning: $project isn't set in C:\HostingSpaces\totailus\\wwwroot\adminedit\sapphire\core\ManifestBuilder.php on line 154

Fatal error: DB::connect: Not passed a valid database config in C:\HostingSpaces\totailus\\wwwroot\adminedit\sapphire\core\model\DB.php on line 53

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13 February 2009 at 2:09pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

You are missing your _config file (which contains the $project / database config). This should have been created when you installed but heres what it should look like -


13 February 2009 at 7:00pm Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi Will,

I didn't even install it yet - I got this error when I was trying to install it.

I can't find the _config file you're referring to.