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XF 1.5 Creating Test Site - 500 Error

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by MDaly, May 18, 2016.

  1. MDaly

    MDaly Member

    I'm new to Xenforo. I have been using Brogan's Guide for creating a Test Site from our Live Site.

    When I access the new test url, the Admin link still goes back to the Live site so I am unable to update the Basic Board Info.

    Also the home page displays yet where the Forum Details should be displayed, I am seeing error "The requested page could not be found.".

    Are there additional files that need to be updated?
  2. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Edit the details in library/config.php to match database info and I believe you can edit the site URL in it too.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The Board URL is unrelated to the admin link, so I suspect caching or something else is at play.
    You can though access the ACP directly via http://localhost/installation/admin.php

    That sounds like a FURLs issue.
    Does it work if you disable Friendly URLs?
    If so, ensure the .htaccess file is in place.
  4. MDaly

    MDaly Member

    Brogan, my copy I not local to my machine. However I did attempt to use the link you provided and I get an error message that this page cannot be accessed. What is the proper way to access ACP from within Xenforo file structure?
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You just append admin.php to the base URL.

    You will need to inspect the server error log to determine what is triggering the 500 error.
  6. MDaly

    MDaly Member

    Every attempt to access admin.php from test site keeps taking me back to Live site Admin. I am unsure how to disable Friendly URL without ACP.
  7. MDaly

    MDaly Member

    Still looking for a way to get to the ACP for my new Test copy of my live site.

    To be clear, I enter

    mysite/test get headers then content area says "The requested page could not be found"
    mysite/test/admin.php get headers then content area says "The requested page could not be found"
    mysite/test , login, click on Admin bar goes to mysite.com/admin.php (not test)
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can only assume it's something to do with how you have created the test installation, or it's a server specific issue.

    The instructions in the resource, if followed correctly, should result in a working test installation.
  9. Aivaras

    Aivaras Active Member

    When hovering over the admin link does the browser show the address of the live site ACP?

    The admin link may actually be correct but may get redirected in your server to your live site. In that case, you'd have to remove the redirecting in the server first before you can do anything else.
  10. MDaly

    MDaly Member

    When I hover, it does show the live site. I am in the process of importing the test database again and will retest on Monday.

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