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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Getting 404 error admin login


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19 July 2014 at 9:29pm Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi, I'm new to SS. I downloaded and installed without issue but can't get to the admin login page (http://localhost/silverstripe/admin). I just get 404 page not found. The server is IIS8.5 on Win8. I'm guessing it's a pathway issue due to not installing in root??? Where do I change this in the code?

Thanks :-)


21 July 2014 at 2:56pm Community Member, 42 Posts

SilverStripe uses URL rewriting maybe this has not been set up on your Windows environment have you have any other web frameworks setup on this machine which have used URL rewriting.

Also have you been able to load any other urls like the following http://localhost/silverstripe/dev/build?flush=all


21 July 2014 at 11:20pm (Last edited: 21 July 2014 11:21pm), Community Member, 2 Posts

Hi thanks for your reply.

I have the URL rewrite module installed, not sure if I use any other sites using URL rewrite, I'm running WordPress and that's fine. What settings does the rewrite module need, I'm not familiar with it? I can't load http://localhost/silverstripe/dev/build?flush=all again I get 404 Not Found. I can view the Silver Stripe user site, it's just the admin that won't load.


22 July 2014 at 9:13am Community Member, 42 Posts

Don't have much experience running SilverStripe on Windows but on a LAMP environment a .htaccess file is used to direct all requests to framework/main.php?url=admin
I think this is done by a web.config file on windows (or used to be)

Maybe try these urls