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Install problem (php5) *SOLVED*

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Community Member, 1 Post

10 April 2008 at 8:59am

I have came across the same installation issue with 2.2.1 as mentioned here (hosting server doesnt have php5 installed, but allows use of .php5 appendix)

I have created a .htaccess file with both the following inside:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

I am presuming when root directory is mentioned that it means the same directory as where SilverStripe is installed, or the public_html of the hosted service?

Unfortunately neither positions, changes the lack of recognition of php5,
so it doesnt allow me to proceed with installation.

Any further tips?


Community Member, 3 Posts

10 April 2008 at 10:17am

i don't quite remember how it was exactly, but i think i changed .htaccess in the silverstripe dir during install adding the php handler.

my current .htaccess looks like this:

Options +FollowSymLinks
AddDefaultCharset UTF-8
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php


Community Member, 201 Posts

10 April 2008 at 10:58am

Good stuff - can you document this in the wiki for your host?

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