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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Click 'Install SilverStripe', nothing happens


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10 August 2009 at 10:36pm Community Member, 67 Posts

I successfully installed Silverstripe on Apache under Ubuntu recently. I now want to install it with nginx as the web server and have followed the instructions given at The install page doesn't indicate any showstopper problems (although there are the caveats about not being able to tell if mod_rewrite is installed, because it's not Apache) - all requirements seem to be met. But when I click the 'Install Silverstripe' button, nothing happens - I get a brief 'Installing Silverstripe' in the status bar but then the page remains unchanged, and Silverstripe is not installed (at least, not as far as I can tell - no database is created, for example). No errors show up, and no problems are revealed in the nginx logs. Any idea what might be going on here, and how to proceed? Given that it may be related to the mod_rewrite issue, how can I convince Silverstripe that reqrite functionality is indeed present?


16 August 2009 at 5:24am Community Member, 89 Posts

Hello ,

a question, you have become    after installation the blackcandy site with the Link to admin page?

an the link to delete all install files? when you show these then silverstripe work correctly!

----------- please check also these



16 August 2009 at 9:03am Community Member, 67 Posts

I'm sorry, I don't really understand what you mean. Could you please explain a little more? Thanks.


16 August 2009 at 11:33pm Community Member, 89 Posts

when you install silverstripe, you become at the finish the Homepage from the silverstripe site with the link to admin page, you have see this? ---



19 August 2009 at 12:46am Community Member, 67 Posts

I never managed to get as far as installing it. There is a button which says Install, which you click on when all basic installation conditions are met (i.e., no errors are flagged). When I click on that button, having apparently satisfied all the necessary conditions, it doesn't take me anywhere - as I said, I get a brief 'Installing Silverstripe' in the status bar but then nothing and I'm still at the page with the install button, with no errors flagged.


14 March 2010 at 7:16am Community Member, 14 Posts

Are you not forgetting to input an admin password, or other details BELOW the database section?