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Installing SilverStripe

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

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PHP Warning: unlink(mysite/_config.php) [function.unlink]


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27 April 2009 at 11:02pm Community Member, 4 Posts

If you receive a fatal error, refresh this page to continue the installation

* Creating 'mysite/_config.php' for use with _ss_environment.php...
* Creating D:\ip1\\www\CMS\mysite/_config.php
* Creating '.htaccess' file...
* Creating D:\ip1\\www\CMS\.htaccess
* Building database schema...
* Checking that friendly URLs work...
* Friendly URLs are not working. This is most likely because mod_rewrite isn't configuredcorrectly on your site. Please check the following things in your Apache configuration; you may need to get your web host or server administrator to do this for you:
o mod_rewrite is enabled
o AllowOverride All is set for your directory
PHP Warning: unlink(mysite/_config.php) [function.unlink]: Permission denied in D:\ip1\\www\CMS\install.php on line 705


i tried to change permission of install.php to 777 through FTP but it displayed "501 SITE unknown option" then changed back to 0750 automatically. i'm a new face to CMS,except wordpress .

Please help me.


27 April 2009 at 11:30pm Community Member, 54 Posts

Hi Glassesgirl, welcome to silverstripe!

Can you please explain your set up in a little more detail? I see you are running on Windows, are you using Apache or IIS?
Have you followed the installation guidelines?


28 April 2009 at 4:28am Community Member, 4 Posts

i unpacked the installer to webroot .Then,I run a silverstripe setup through webbrowser. everything seems to be fine for a while , but it shown the error as I posted here.

thanks :D

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28 April 2009 at 9:57am Community Member, 54 Posts

OK, what web server software are you running?


28 April 2009 at 8:46pm Community Member, 4 Posts

it's IIS 6.0


28 April 2009 at 8:50pm Community Member, 54 Posts

I think it may want to install IIS7 instead, but hopefully that won't be a problem for you?

If you really must use IIS6, please follow the instructions on this page:


28 April 2009 at 8:55pm Community Member, 4 Posts

You replied so fast :D
I'm not sure about IIS installing but i'll contact server admin.