blank page on clean 5.4 install, empty or no site.php

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Okay. First time I tried installing, I got a blank page and empty site.php, with all the tables in the database present. Then I realized that everything was CHMOD'd wrong so I tried again after setting all files and folders to 777. Then I got this message:

Maximum execution time of 10 seconds exceeded in /htdocs/concrete/libraries/loader.php on line 208

This time there was no site.php, and deleting all tables in the mySQL didn't help.

Anybody?

EDIT: here's my phpinfo:http://strawberrycupcake.co.cc/phpinfo.php...
I can't edit much seeing as I'm on a free host at the moment (000a.biz) :|

kikizing3
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kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
I tried yet again and got the same error message but with a third party library.


Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 10 seconds exceeded in /htdocs/concrete/libraries/3rdparty/Zend/Cache/Backend/File.php on line 653
thephilm replied on at Permalink Reply
thephilm
You may want to install on a local setup - then move the files over. Then move the database over. Then just update the config/site.php for the new server's settings. That should help out.
Search for XAMPP - it's a good install that will pretty much duplicate most web hosts environments.
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
Thanks, I was actually about to do that when XAMPP freaked out on me. For some reason phpmyadmin reset it's config. But it's fixed now and I'll be all set :D
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
*ooopps* sorry, I did not read the last line... Congrats!!!!

Here is that I was going to post, just for postarity... LOL:
Does your webserver work ok just serving up regular html pages? Is there anything odd in your /var/log/messages. dmesg or /var/log/http/errors.log (or whereever you log files live)... :) My general trouble-shooting process tries to make sure have a "stable" hardware platform be before I move on to software.Also, are you installing a new OS? Did the OS install clean? Just a thought.
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
Um... I kinda explained already that I'm doing this project on a crappy free webhost and have no access to logs, php.ini, anything.
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
I hate that, no access to the really important stuff one may need to trouble-shoot... When you said XAMPP "freaked" out I was kind of thinking you had your own local hardware, sorry for my confusion. Good luck!
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
Okay, can anyone help me with XAMPP's php.ini? I changed the max_execution_time, restarted Apache, and it shows up as the new value in phpinfo. But I still get the error message Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 120 seconds exceeded in C:\xampp\htdocs\concrete5\concrete\libraries\3rdparty\Zend\Cache\Backend\File.php on line 949

HELP? D:
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
Can you serve up regular html pages. Can you serve up a
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
I know you think it is a php.ini config issue, but I like to make sure there is not something else fishy going on. :) There is definitly something amiss if you have execution time set to 120 and it still bombs off. Default I think is 30 on a stock php install.
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
I'm on XAMPP right now... I've researched and what I'm doing right now is clearing the browser cache, editing php.ini again in respect to some bugs I saw online, and trying to install again. Wish me luck.
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
Still not working. What does the install actually do? Does it just create the tables in the database and create site.php? If that's it, would it be possible for you to send me a copy of your site.php (with the connection info taken out, of course)?
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
As far as I know. Install does the following:
1) Creates the site.php (which needs to be writeable, as does the config, files and packages directories)
2) inititializes the database based on info provided in the site.php (not sure where the .sql init scripts lives)


Have you tried to install an older concrete version, 5.3.x?
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
nteaviation
Attached is a canibalized site.php:
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
Thanks! What's PASSWORD_SALT? The admin password? And REL_DIR?
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
PASSWORD:SALT: is a realy long string of randmon characters that are used for encryption.

REL_DIR: is the relative directory, usually blank if you are installed in the webroot.

I forget the admin password, let me find it real quick...
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
Ouch... that is one of the things that the install scripts generates and encrypts then stores in the database. Not sure how you can get around that one.
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
I think I'm gonna try 5.3.
thephilm replied on at Permalink Reply
thephilm
I actually signed up for an account there to see if I could replicate your issues - and tried to do a quick install of concrete5. All I can say is - I'd find another host.

I couldn't even upload the site as a zip. Upon upload - it simply deletes the file. No doubt it's to protect them from people posting downloadable content...
If you are completely sold on using them as a host - I'll try again, but just to upload the files... it's going to take 3 hours or more as their FTP server seems pretty slow and kicks me off routinely.

If you need a really cheap host - I'd recommend Dreamhost (their new server setups seem really fast!) PM me and I can give you details and a discount referral.
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
Their server was fast for me... like, faster than my GoDaddy :|

The project I'm trying to do is on totally free hosting and domain cause my friend can't pay for hosting yet.

I'm gonna keep trying, but if I just can't get it I probably will switch to another host.
Thanks for the help anyways :)
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
Wiping the 5.4 and installing 5.3 worked, in XAMPP, at least. Will moving the files and database work? Trying it now, wish me luck.
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
Good luck. :) There may be some backward compatiblility issues in moving the database. I'm not sure...
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
What I'm doing is exporting the 5.3 database from XAMPP and importing it into phpmyadmin on the webserver.
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
gotcha. I do that all the time. Piece of cake :)
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
...and it doesn't work. After modifying the site.php settings I have no idea WHY it wouldn't work...but... it isn't. Blank page yet again.
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
Can you get to the Dashboard?
http://yoursite.com/login

If you can, try turning "site cache off"
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
Also, you could try to run the update/upgrade script:
•Go tohttp://www.yoursite.com/index.php/tools/required/upgrade... (Note: if this does not work, tryhttp://www.yoursite.com/index.php/tools/required/upgrade.php)...
kikizing3 replied on at Permalink Reply
kikizing3
I just removed the site.php and installed it. Works perfectly now :D
nteaviation replied on at Permalink Reply
nteaviation
Most Excellent!