Ok, here we go...
I have a Windows XP Pro SP3 (IIS 5.1) that has been my home Web server for quite some time now. I would like to have a go at using SilverStripe to revamp this presently rudimentary site. I was hoping that the Microsoft Web Platform Installer would take care of everything, but it didn’t seem to work. I then decided to install PHP, MySQL and unpack the SS (Option 1 package) in the wwwroot folder, but I am stuck here. I would now like to configure SS but when I try to load the index.php page in a browser, I get a 500 error which is probably too generic to troubleshoot:
IE error message (HTTP 500):
- The website is under maintenance.
- The website has a programming error.
There are probably quite a few things that would need to be configured right, but I really have no clue where to start. I have searched extensively for some simple step by step debugging, but I don’t seem to get anywhere and I would like to avoid making things worse by applying the wrong solutions.
Looking for any help on this one.