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Installing SilverStripe

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

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getting confused on how to install silverstripe


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16 May 2009 at 2:35am Community Member, 4 Posts

hello im just new here still a student and i need help on how to install silverstripe because when i type install.php or index.php or just the INSTALL nothing happens both the php's is displaying connot load page..please i need help if it is possible to explain it to me using a printpage style or a video or just a simple explaination...thank you...

by the way im not using WAMP i use the sql apache 2.2 and PHP 5..

Fred C.

16 May 2009 at 8:36am Community Member, 18 Posts

You'll need to give us more information. What version of MySQL are you using? What is the exact error message? What is the HTTP response code? If possible, attach a screenshot.


16 May 2009 at 6:29pm (Last edited: 16 May 2009 6:30pm), Community Member, 4 Posts

im currently using Apache 2.2 MYSQL 5 and PHP 5.2.8..i really need help...i have some screenshots just click the link...

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16 May 2009 at 7:41pm Community Member, 3 Posts

normally 'Error 500' is caused by a misconfiguration in your .htaccess file, maybe there went sth wrong.


17 May 2009 at 2:23am Community Member, 4 Posts

.htaccess file? where i can find that? can I configure it?..

by the way i'm not using the WAMP server..only apache 2.2 php 5.2.8 and mySQL 5..


17 May 2009 at 6:08am Community Member, 3 Posts

usually you can find it in the root folder of your website - htdocs, public_html or whatever its name may be depends on your configuration.

do you use windows or linux as your server's OS? ... on linux files that have a prefixed dot (like .htaccess) are hidden. so you have to tell your FTP-client to show hidden files as well. if you use the linux console, change to your website-root and type 'ls -asl' that will show you all files in the driectory, including hidden files.

there are several pages on that mod_rewrite/.htaccess topic, because that would be way too much for this forum ;)

you also should check your httpd.conf (apache_install_dir/conf/httpd.conf on Win, /etc/apache2/httpd.conf on most linux systems) if mod_rewrite is properly enabled and so on.

if you find sth similar to

#LoadModule mod_rewrite

change it to:

LoadModule mod_rewrite

On Linux boxes you may just type 'a2enmod rewrite' as root and restart apache with '/etc/init.d/apache2 restart'


17 May 2009 at 10:07pm Community Member, 4 Posts

i don't use linux only windows XP...