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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Instal Failure


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10 July 2009 at 4:41pm Community Member, 7 Posts

ok i asked host about override and they said

This AllowOverride directive is not enabled in our shared servers for security reasons. Which means that any directive which has a .htaccess file will be ignored by our system.

This sounds bad... does it mean that I can't run Silverstipe?


10 July 2009 at 4:46pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Correct. I would find a better host. If they disable this you can run SS without mod_rewrite but knowing hosts who do this you are likely to run into other issues. I am pretty sure if you have 2.3.2 you should be given an option to not install with mod_rewrite


10 July 2009 at 10:28pm Community Member, 7 Posts

they say in the hosting support datatbase that mod rewrite is fine, but theyre saying override isnt?? do i only need the override for mod re-write?

if i install without mod rewrite i get dirty urls right?


7 November 2010 at 6:52am (Last edited: 7 November 2010 6:54am), Community Member, 1 Post

I have installed silverstripe 2.4 and uploaded my allfiles and live went well.
After couple of days I changed the .htaccess file in my ss root folder.(just i donwloaded file from webhost and removed that and placed the same file by adding one line to it.)

here is the change RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L] ,
instead of sapphire/main , i replaced /index.php.

Now I am getting but all other home aboutus pages getting blank though I reuploaded original .htaccess file.

<Files *.ss>
   Order deny,allow
   Deny from all
   Allow from

<Files web.config>
   Order deny,allow
   Deny from all

ErrorDocument 404 /assets/error-404.html
ErrorDocument 500 /assets/error-500.html

<IfModule mod_alias.c>
   RedirectMatch 403 /silverstripe-cache(/|$)

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   RewriteEngine On
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
   RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

i have searched all and tried all possilibilities.plz let someone give directions to fix.