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XF 1.0 Installation just won't work.

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by JABRONI, Oct 13, 2011.


    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    I made a sub directory on my site and uploaded all the files to the sub directory (forums). I go to the install url & I get an error. I've already tried to take off and put the files back in the sub directory multiple times; have even made new sub directories and tried it, nothing.

    Here is the error that I get when I go to the install url...

    I even tried to re-install my old forum software to see if it was maybe Hostgator messing up but I installed it just fine.

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Have you confirmed the server meets the requirements?

    XenForo System Requirements
    • PHP: 5.2.4+
    • MySQL: 5.0+
    • PHP extensions: MySQLi, GD (with JPEG support), PCRE, SPL, SimpleXML, DOM, JSON, iconv, ctype
    • PHP safe_mode off
    Download the requirements test script.

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    And you've confirmed the MySQL version?

    Is there anything in the Apache logs?
  5. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Hostgator (shared plan) meets all requirements. It has to be something with the files upload or .htaccess

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    Nothing comes up on my errorlog for Xenforo, just my old forum software.
  7. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    I'm betting the vBSEO and the htaccess are the problem.

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    I just deleted everything vBSEO and the htaccess file; nothing.
  9. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    It looks as though you have Wordpress at the root, with a redirect in .htaccess to /forum

    Have you tried putting a .htaccess in your new subdirectory with the following:

    RewriteEngine Off
  10. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    This error happened when you temp removed your .htaccess file required by vBSEO, and someone was hitting your vb system.

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    This still did not work :/
  12. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Be sure you have a good sql dump of your vb database downloaded to your PC before attempting to start the conversion.

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    Well, I can't even get to the conversion part haha. Still stuck on even installing the forum software.
  14. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    You have a heavily modded vb install. If it was me and I wanted to get this installed along side my current vb forums, Id first uninstall or completely disable the vBSEO and revert the .htaccess file back to pre-vBSEO without any sort of rewrites or forwarding. Then I think I'd install it in a subdirectory, like 'community' or 'forums' instead of a subdomain. But you could do it either way I suppose.

    So are you wanting to keep your WP install and use that as your front page?

    You'll get it. Just have patience :)
  15. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Are you planning on setting up some redirects for your old URL's after you get this all installed?

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    We are completely ditching the front page WP after I install Xenforo. I was hoping to get this installed quickly but meh.

    I'll just update the old URL's on Xenforo by hand after the conversion but like I said, I need to get past this first. Does Xenforo have like a Live Support?
  17. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Yep - You're in it. :p

    What you really need are installation services.

    Here's how I would approach it...

    Get your vB working without vBSEO and without any oddities in your root directory (.htaccess file)
    Leave your vB in /forum like you have it now.
    Prepare a dump of the vb SQL
    Install Xenforo in a subdirectory like /forums
    Do the xenforo import of your old SQL DB
    Get Xenforo all working like you want it
    Then when you are ready to make the switch, rename your vb directory to /oldforum and rename your Xenforo directory to /forum.
    And don't forget to update the 'Board URL' in Xenforo admincp

    Now, if you don't plan on having WP or anything at the root, maybe you should consider installing your forums at the root.

    There's hundreds of ways to go about this. To me, this seems the easiest/safest in your case.

    Good Luck!

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    Well, I just backed up my vBulletin, dumped my vB SQL database, & removed vBSEO and all .htaccess files.

    I made a new subdirectory called forums, uploaded all the files & went to the install page...

    Same error as in the OP.

    This is just a hassle really.
  19. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    An ISE error is not specific. It can be many things. Bad .htaccess is one possibility. Another possible cause is bad file / folder permissions on the server.

    Ideally the server logs will contain a more detailed error message.

    JABRONI Well-Known Member

    That is really weird. The 1.0.4 version of Xenforo wouldn't get past the ISE error but I just tried the 1.1.0 Beta and it worked just fine.

    I still want to use 1.0.4 right now but I guess I can settle with 1.1.0.

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