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I Hate to Sound Like a Noob...But, I Need Some Installation Help...

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Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

28 March 2007 at 7:58pm

Kimberlie at el... if you privately email me at with FTP access then we can try and debug the problem.


Community Member, 4 Posts

20 April 2007 at 2:38am

Edited: 20/04/2007 2:49am

Sorry...I haven't been on to check if anyone has an answer as to the problem that Kimberlymarie and I are having with Dreamhost.

No official answer from either side yet :(

If there is anything I can do...please let me know. I've had SilverStripe sitting on my test server for months with just...

"Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING in /XXX/XXX/XXX/ on line 513"

...on the screen. I'd really like to start using this CMS as it seems to have many advantages over most existing heavier-weight CMS's out there.

Thanks in advance!


Community Member, 231 Posts

20 April 2007 at 9:32am

The parse error is because you are using php 4. Try creating a .htaccess file with the following line in it:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php


Community Member, 231 Posts

20 April 2007 at 10:40am

Edited: 20/04/2007 10:41am

We've signed up for a dreamhost account for testing, I'll look into the dreamhost problems when the dns goes through :)


Google Summer of Code Hacker, 76 Posts

20 April 2007 at 11:53am

Actually I have hosted a Silverstripe based web site on Dreamhost, without any trouble. Make sure on your domain settings you specify to use PHP5 and also give the correct credentials for the database access at the Silverstripe installation. It was only those basics I followed, then the things were running smoothly without any issue.


Community Member, 231 Posts

20 April 2007 at 3:32pm

I've fixed up the only issues I found on dreamhost
- There is now an appropriate error message when the installer can't detect the webserver being used
- The mod_rewrite test will now pass when URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration

Both of these fixes will be in the daily build tonight.

As to your database errors, have you double checked you have the right server - it should be something like, not localhost.


Community Member, 1 Post

18 May 2007 at 8:58am

In a formerlife we had staff doing all this installation. However my life in New Zealand is different and i need to do it myself (usual thing: no, nada, geen, rien budget). Where can I best go as so far the manual has not worked for me.

Oh yes, I work on an Apple OX10.4.9

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