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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Install help!


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3 May 2009 at 12:23am Community Member, 1 Post

I just found this CMS after searching through the interwebs for a good one and this one looks really good, my website has its server run linux so i downloaded the linux install files and unzipped em with alzip and then sent them to my server with filezilla. Then i went onto my site and it just loaded a blank page :/ I can get onto the install by typing and that works but the index wont work and i want to get onto the index page :S So can anyone tell me why this is happening???
Anyway thanks in advance and to any experienced silverstripe users is this cms any good and worth the effort, i only want a simple site so im not bothered about weird things xD


3 May 2009 at 4:00am Community Member, 75 Posts

Do you know if your hosting has mod rewrite?

what do you get if you try to access


3 May 2009 at 5:19am Community Member, 13 Posts

I have the exact same problem. My host doesn't allow me to turn on that mod_rewrite rule so I can"t use this otherwise excellent cms. I would say that for making this cms more accessible there should be a workaround for this. Should be possible.


3 May 2009 at 3:35pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

mod_rewrite as of 2.3.1 is not required. For more information read the blog post -

If you do not have mod_rewrite your URLs will look like See the changeset here -


3 May 2009 at 8:54pm Community Member, 13 Posts

Strange thing is that the installer will not continue as long as this mod_rewrite is not fixed. :) Couldn't the cms work with an .htaccess file? Sort of as a backup maybe.