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Can't install anything without cpanel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pavs, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. pavs

    pavs Registered

    Feb 3, 2008
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    I tried to install software without going through cpanel. But failed. I have a dedicated with hostgator. PHPbb through cpanel install well without problems, Can't install it, if I just upload the files and create a database, and if I browse to the page formthe browser.
    Phpbb is not an issue now since I installed it with cpanel. But I am trying to install bbpress and drupal, and I am pulling my hair out, I just cant seem to install anything without having to go through cpanel. I get Error 500 page. and Cpanel doesnt have an option to install drupal or bbpress.

    Please help, what could be the issue?
    Is there any permission issue? Can anyone please help, this is very frustrating.
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    It's abnormal that you can't install the software manually yourself. PhpBB3 does work well on a cPanel/WHM production environment.

    I would recommend checking permissions. Are any files (or folders they are located in) set to have global write permissions (typically 777, but not always)? If so, remove global write privileges. SuPHP (if running) will generate Error 500 if a script file has global write privileges. Sometimes the culpret is a plug-in to the CMS you are using. For example, a certain WordPress plug-in insists on using 777 permissions never considering that will break WordPress in a SuPHP environment.

    If all else fails, re-read the installation instructions. However, Drupal tends to be very good with cPanel/WHM servers (including those with phpSuExec and now SuPHP), hence my confusion.

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